Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,974 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Stay Peaceful - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

...and remember this,
You can't eat all the macaroni and cheese!
Someone else may want some too.
While the pan is still warm...
Make sure your fork is ready!

What does this mean?
Who knows!
I don't even like macaroni and cheese like that!
Especially if I have to sit and wait patiently,
For it to be passed!

I can use my fork for something else,
That sits on my plate!

How someone can take spoonful after spoonful,
And not be considerate of others...
Is beyond me!

Knowing there are others watching.
Others who could care less about this activity...
Unfolding with disgust right before their eyes!
I wonder what's going through their greedy minds? !
I wonder if they picture themselves...
Staying in a food line,
Waiting for bread and blocks of government cheese!
Standing on their feet...
Blistering in the Sun.
With their stomachs aching to be fed!
Aching to savor the taste of a hot meal.
I wonder!

Stay peaceful!

Someone has to!

Are you going to pass that?
Or are you going to keep it and hoard it,
For yourself?
If there's any left to pass at all!
When you were offered a seat...
It was not intended that you eat all you can eat!
Before the rest of us get a taste of what's been served.
You have got some nerve...
And the guts the size of Wyoming! '

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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