Lawrence S. Pertillar
That Was Many Years Ago - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
I was told many years ago,
By a college professor...
I had a tendency to write and speak,
And 'if' I seriously wanted to communicate,
My thoughts for others to comprehend...
That I should perceive my audience,
To have mentalities of Third grade school children.
I did say that was many years ago.
No matter what I write or how I speak,
I am often asked 'WHERE' I am from?
So tempted am I to say...
'Somewhere your parents should have dropped you off.
Instead of wishing intelligence upon you.'
I keep those kind of comments to myself.
When I would only get a blank stare in return.
Or someone telling me to go back to Africa.
By those who are not believing Africa to be a huge continent,
With places far more advanced than TV depicts.
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