Lawrence S. Pertillar

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What 'Is' Tasteless? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What 'is' tasteless?

Hmmm...
Let's see.
Someone attempting to define it,
For others.
And in doing so trys to determine,
What is appropriate etiquette...
To then demand what IS or IS NOT,
Accepted taste.
As if a quorum has delegated,
What will or will 'not' take place.

'But that is not deciding what 'is' tasteless.
That is censorship.'

Hey...
When someone wants to limit,
Anyone's exposure to what is available...
With an infliction of restrictions,
They, who select themselves as judge and jury...
Make those choices amongst themselves,
For fear of raising a consciousness.

'But...
Isn't that ignorance? '

No!
I don't think so.
I would think that would be called...
A preference to ignore reality.

'Well...
It is all quite immature to me.'

And neither are you judge or jury.
You have not been qualified,
To be among the selected few!
Your time has 'yet' to arrive to decide,
Just how broad someone's eyes are allowed to open.
And how wide.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010



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