Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,974 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

To Not Exaggerate One Bit - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I remember when I had been,
Thought to be a cynic.
With sarcastic overtones.
And expressing to condone my own,
Criticisms against others I intended to offend.
With a peppering of spice meant.
And I was then only an observer.
To not exaggerate one bit what I had witnessed.

Today...
Highly paid entertainers are 'twerking' away.
In full display and in flesh colored bikinis.
AND on national TV.
To simulate sex in imagined nakedness.
With an acceptance to call this 'good for business'.
As children impressed by this are conditioned to believe,
These activities represent a nornal society.

And yet as a poet to depict these scenes,
I could be censored for acknowledging it...
At the expense of those wishing to keep their pretentions,
Kept expressed with proper and accepted deluded etiquette.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013


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