Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 90,535 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Visitor To 'Da Hood' - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

He said he was 'representin'
The peeps,
Who digged life with breath fresh!
And eyes so cleared...
They sat on plateaus to beem.
And down upon them wisdom comes!
And down upon them with wit and grace,
Happiness appears to glow on their faces.
And connected to the divine,
They are!
By invisible vines...
Linked to sunkissed angels.
And said I was ready to join his clan!

'A 'clan' of what I thought?
A clan to change the man I am?
What clan is this?
And I dismissed anything evil.
And I'm sure my raised eye brow was witnessed?

Announcing again,
When he noticed my skepticsm,
Beginning to set in.
Behind a mask worn to hold back,
The laughter.
He said he was 'representin' the peeps.
And those peeps he said he represented...
Were not from our times!
He was not of ignorance at all.

'What did he mean by that? '
He smiled.
Did he know my thoughts?
Has he known them for a while?
In fact...
I don't believe he was ever introduced,
To an ignorance I was readying to produce!
How did he know it just like that?
And I had known it too well.
Years have I spent getting 'treatments'
Of all kinds!

I knew he was a visitor to 'da hood'
And 'representin'
Something that seems to be working!
Since I found no reason to insult him,
At all.
And he offered upon sight...
His respect for me first!

Comments about Visitor To 'Da Hood' by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (10/1/2007 7:15:00 PM)

    If I get the meaning right, that was pretty cool. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/1/2007 6:27:00 PM)

    'those people...' will never learn. the Rent Collector desires his rent- in da hood.

    Oops! ! ! i'm one of those people. Damn. my bag. take care

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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