Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 68,697 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Suspicions Kept - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Allegations and hidden lies,
Are being revealed to be seen...
Or heard nonstop like hot and fresh popcorn.
With the scent of it unmistaken,
Yet...
Who will be left teased awaiting to get a taste?

Not too many had been willing,
To take those initial steps to correct disparities.
Or the aroma of injustices that today affects,
A widening demographic with few exceptions left.
Only those 'connected' are guaranteed to receive.

More who had once believed themselves safe,
From being selected to be oppressed...
With less opportunities manifested for them to get,
Are witnessing their 'entitlements' and civil rights...
Diminishing overnight.

With arms and hands lifted in protest,
An advocating of a unity is becoming routinely expressed.
But those historically suppressed by dishonesty and deceit,
Are left with suspicions kept they keep...
Regardless who confesses a desire to represent everyone's needs,
With a call of equality and an end to divisions.

Allegations and hidden lies,
Are being revealed to be seen...
Or heard nonstop like hot and fresh popcorn.
With the scent of it unmistaken,
Yet who will be left teased awaiting to get a taste...
Of a discovery of truth as is and untainted?


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013


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