Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 67,012 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Silencing The Sobbing - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is talk of those deserting,
On battlefields where soldiers are serving.
Running away from an unjust mess...
To retreat alone in heartbreak and hopelessness.

There is talk among those who shoulder deceit.
To keep our young exposed to blood on foreign streets.
For 'interests' claimed to belong to 'us'.
But there is none walking the halls of 'justice'...
That anyone will admit they can actually trust!

Lawmakers investing in foreign currency.
Believing to keep this a secret...
No one will perceive they can do so openly!
As those who support this incompetency,
Watch without protest a failing economy!

Please!
Those who have allowed and see this...
Need to grieve!

And everyday and night,
The bravery of our young soldiers...
Are demanded in commands,
To spill their guts in fights!
With tears welling in their eyes...
And holding weapons with blistered hands!
Trying to disguise,
What they themselves can no longer stand!

Not just over oil...
But also over a faltering kingdom's might!
To keep the dignity of those totally insane.
Those who take stands to live lifestyles grand!
Even though these conflicts have no restoration,
Of a peaceful end in sight!
None at all,
For those who are blight seeking fans!

There is talk of those deserting,
On battlefields where soldiers are serving.
Running away from an unjust mess...
To retreat alone in heartbreak and hopelessness.

And when they return to lands of their birth...
Guess who shows them gratitude first?
Guess who shows them a treatment that is worse?
Guess who shows them disrespect and shame?
Guess who returns without honor bestowed or claimed?
Guess how many are homeless...
And living each day with nothing to eat?
While those in suits and ties,
Meet in secret places...
To produce more lies and accepted alibis!
Guess who does their best,
To keep these ills suppressed!

And 'this' is allowed and condoned!
To foster false images publicly shown.
As the mental states of those bleeding,
Are left pleading alone!
Leaving the final chapter,
Of a once great society...
Closing upon its destiny,
By a show of thoughtlessness,
And how it rejects and treats its own!

And those BLACK of color...
Know this like no other!
These are purely facts!
Although ignored...
Observation has proven that!
No further need for it to be statistically explored!

There is talk of those deserting,
On battlefields where soldiers are serving.
Running away from an unjust mess...
To retreat alone in heartbreak and hopelessness.

And yet a camouflage,
Is produced to hide the odds!
From distances where cloak and dagger tramps...
Complete their slickness by just nodding,
At each other with a winking glance.

And silencing the sobbing of parents heard,
By describing to the masses,
How courageous these 'victims' of war were...
With their selective choice of hollow and trite words!
As they continue to murder our sensibilities!
As we pledge to struggle through,
For these blood thirsty thieves.
Who have clearly made it known to all...
They can destroy humanity without compassion.
And with a growing heartless collective ease!


Comments about Silencing The Sobbing by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (11/17/2007 4:01:00 AM)


    There always been
    And will always be war
    Until; the day
    that mans no more.
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  • (11/17/2007 12:50:00 AM)


    Those of peace, agree.
    Those of war...
    Continue to ignore.
    Until the thrust of death comes to knock,
    On the doors of those,
    Who produce conflict...
    On shores they once adored!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011


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