Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 50,247 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Telling Tales To Tattle - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Tales tattled and told to sell or barter,
Are not the ones recommended to be eager to keep.
Not if the telling of them make the innocent weep.
Since resentments kept can grow deep.
And the price one pays for telling tales to tattle,
Has a way to come back to rattle one's peace...
In a way that the teller had wished never altered,
To utter as told to sell to be sold.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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