Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 96,694 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

They Would Rather Have Others Decide - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People who discredit others,
Or have values to demean with embellishment...
Aren't going to change their church affiliations overnight,
Just to have the opinions they have of themselves...
Raised to new heights.
That's just not something people who hide do.

They would rather have others decide,
How bright the glow of their light should be...
By undermining those they choose to deceive,
Staying right where they are with feelings insecure.
Declaring their judgemental ways as righteous.
And use the church as a testimonial,
To prove themselves victimized in prayers others overhear.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 7, 2011

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