Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

What Children Once Did - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

As far as perceptions go,
One should not believe they know another,
Based upon what they have been told.
Everything living like the seasons do change.

There are too many people walking around,
Who have yet to say hello to someone 'known'.
But can spend hours talking about that person,
As if they had witnessed all of their activities since birth.

And when it comes to some folks related to others,
Embellishing what they do as time passes on...
Is enough for them to create who that person is 'today',
Because it was known who they were in elementary schools...
Doing what children once did and still are expected to do.

With the leaving of hints and the dropping of clues,
As to why there is such a tolerance...
For immaturity and the acceptance of ignorance.
And the allowance given not to offend,
Those who have abandoned accountability altogether.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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