Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 49,889 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

They Sat There To Say Nothing - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

He stood there in their faces,
To say he was more intelligent than they.
And that's why he was being paid,
Huge sums of money at an hourly rate...
For a purpose no one really knew!

And they sat there to say nothing...
Because they hired him to guide them.
And in their minds...
He was the best one they could find,
To tell them all how stupid they are!

While those who resided in this neighborhood,
Got up to leave from the meeting feeling offended...
Since they had been telling the same people,
Gathered to get nothing done as usual...
They were stupid for years and not getting paid a cent,
To tell them this over and over again.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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