Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

'We The People' - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

We teach ignorance.
With a feeding it to feast upon.
We disrespect others to neglect them,
As human beings with emotions to feel.
To deceive, defame and character assassinate,
Amongst those who are entertained...
By a disgrace we can not eliminate 'or' erase.
To then perceive our children do not mimic us.
Or mock our actions in the same way.

We talk about each each.
Not to flatter but to backstab.
No matter who it is becomes victimized by that.
As long as out kept pretentions,
Remain deluded and held firmly intact.
And Bible 'thump' we do with a spewing of scriptures.
With a masquerading to charade,
The very best of our 'learned' Christian ways.

And yet...
'We The People,
Make excuses on a daily basis...
To accuse and blame someone else,
For those misdeeds we initiated...
With no intention to examine the damage.
Or accept that our doings done,
Can not be prayed away...
To delay reactions laid by our hypocrisies.
Or keep a truth censored to distance,
Because the hearing of it offends!
Although pretense to defend is welcomed.

Topic(s) of this poem: reality

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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