Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 86,360 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Hype And Marketing Of Medocrity - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

They belong to that generation,
That just isn't going to get it!
They are the ones adorned in 'bling'.
Life means for them to live externally.
The surface thinkers with no depth.
Reductive reasoning...
Has not a mind within them,
Where that kind of thought process...
Has of yet not met.

They belong to 'that' generation!
The folks who have no clue as to why?
But quick to plan for the 'when' and 'where'.
How much will it cost,
To take them 'there'.
Whenever and wherever there 'is'!

That's what we have done to these 'kids'.
Disconnected from thoughtfulness.
Wanting the end result...
Without putting discipline and hard work to the test.

That's what we have done to these 'kids'.
Many now adults...
Without enough common sense between them to share.
Or time to spare...
If it does not address self gratification.

And some of 'us' STILL expect greatness?
Who is there in a mindset left to know,
What the better of best is?
To identify a greatness when it has been achieved?
Who can really today say what that even means?
Since the hype and marketing of medocrity...
Has made nonsense 'high' on low self esteem!

And those uptight who scream...
Do it!
For what purpose?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 5, 2010

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