Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Staying Safe - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Staying safe,
And away from controversy...
Has not left life or its quality,
Better lived with it seen to show.
Or proven to those with beliefs to keep,
They can protect themselves against...
The increasing appearance of diversity.

Truth, reality and the presence of this,
Is up and in the face of anyone seeking...
The taking of their preferences anyplace,
Is acceptable to maintain...
For those with claims made they will remain,
In the staying to be safe business.
As if in the doing their minds reflect it.

Too many purchasing weapons,
To protect themselves...
Have found they've become suspicious,
Of neighbors admitting they are not Christians.
Or find them not dressed to impress,
Hypocrisies kept expressed.
To at least charade in masquerade,
A dislike for anyone who doesn't feel threatened.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2015

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