Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 49,889 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Speaking One's Mind - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Speaking one's mind,
Has a way of offending those who declare...
That the tone of one's voice,
And not the content...
Is disrespectful.

And if one expects to get a message across,
A sugar coating is suggested.
Since direct approaches negatively effect,
Minds deluded and are not acceptable mixes...
In fantasized environments.

'I am not accustomed to being spoken to like that.
If you jump through hoops and roll over to play dead,
Like the others...
I 'may' pay you some attention.
Until then...
I will ignore your warnings about my house burning down.
It is your attitude I object to.'

~No problem at all.
Forgive me for making an attempt,
To point out facts as they are.
And my voice...
Although to you unfamiliar,
Will be remembered.
I guarantee it.

I'll leave this bucket with you.
I think the flames are out of control now,
So I'll be on my way.~

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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