Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 92,599 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Giving Power To - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Given power to...
Upset and disconnect.
And...
Reject the best.
And...
Exaggerate and stretch,
A lie to make it true...
Is done,
And with a motive.
But,
The giving power to...
Fix and uplift with hope,
Flows with a flushing...
Down the drain.

The giving power to...
Upset and disconnect.
And...
Reject the best.
Is...
What people do!

Yes,
The giving power to...
Fix and uplift with hope,
Flows with a flushing...
Down the drain.
And that is true.

Yes...
The giving power to,
Truth, peace and happiness...
As best as it can get,
Is not pursued.

No...
The giving power to,
Truth, peace and happiness...
As yet,
Is not...
Done to do.

The giving power to...
Undo a mess to correct,
Is...
Not pursued!

The giving power to...
Undo a mess to correct,
Is...
Not pursued!

NO!
The giving power to...
Undo a mess to correct,
Is...
Not pursued!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 27, 2012


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