Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,101 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Unfair Assessment - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Imitated creativity,
Can not be compared...
To that which is fresh.
And innovatively breathtaking.
Although first rejected,
As going against the status quo
You know,
Those opposed...
To differences of appearances.
Until profits become for some,
An adventure to squeeze...
For themselves benefit,
Spotted to pocket.
It's the American way,
Of being entitled.
With the taking of credit,
From another who invents.
But not mentioned when,
Attention is given.

'Look at me.
And all that I've done.'

-Who provided the back,
For you to stand on?
Or the path you found to be,
Already paved.
You're no different than others
Who have auctioned off,
The activities done...
And performed by slaves.
While you receive,
Undeserved accolades.-

'Unfair.
So unfair and unjust,
Is your appalling assessment...
Of my endeavors to acquire.
And my life to invest.'

-I know.
Almost as original,
As this act you perform.
If anyone is deserving,
Of anything...
It is me.
I deserve a finder's fee.
For what I see,
That apparently others...
Can not.
I applaud your deception.-

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Unfair Assessment by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, January 23, 2017


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]