Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,856 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Separate Wish That's Kept - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If together we had one thought,
Of abundance and good health.
You and I could lift ourselves above...
The agonies expressed by those in protest.

We could eliminate hunger and despair.
And remove homelessness from sight.
You and I can do those things...
Changing the wrongs to delightful 'rights'!

If we sat down to concentrate,
On all things we could do...
We would not live lives in conflict.
We would live lives being renewed!

If together we had one thought,
Of abundance and good health...
Resources we struggle to take from others,
Would not diminish but spread our wealth!

But we have known greed...
As a separate wish that's kept!
And this has meant,
Continued detriment!
Allowing continued abusing views,
At our own foolish expense!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 6, 2011

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