Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 50,113 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

This Gets Instant Silence - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Have you ever had an argument,
With someone you agreed with?
But they did not realize you were agreeing,
Because they became offended with the belief...
You were patronizing their intelligence.
And they felt insecure about this being done?

In debate...
Just agree with the opposite sex.
Just do it.
And whether they are right or wrong...
Just agree.
I learned that years ago.

At first...
I use to disagree,
With someone I felt wrong.
NOW?
Today?
Depending on 'who' it is,
I may have to argue because I'm in agreement.
I know this makes no sense.
But some people you just can't leave.
They don't want it known they are right!
They want to 'jackhammer' it in...
Through a stack of beaten horses.

'I am NOT right.
So don't you dare agree with me.'

AND...
If you happen to be romantically involved?
Just sit and don't say nothing.
Or try.
With crossed fingers AND eyes.
And with a little tilt to the head to the side.
I promise this gets instant silence.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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