Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,453 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

To Begin The Ending Of What? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The lines for battle
Have already been drawn.

And those committed,
With pledges to defeat...
Enemies to conquer and win.
For the purposes of a victory,
To boast about with upheld chins.
May come to do it.

But what has been proven?
That this can be done,
Again and again.
To begin the ending of what?
A satisfaction?
Blissed without distractions?
Or a race of one people...
Who already show they know nothing,
But expressions of hatred.

To begin the ending of what?
To begin the ending of what?
To begin the ending of what?
To begin the ending,
Of what?
Demented beings?
Lost and powerless...
Against programmed machines.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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