Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 101,015 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Whatever Humpty Use To Be - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A bail out administered...
To end what?
An economy based upon temptation,
And lust that feeds unending greed?
A welcomed bail out will diminish,
Credit condoned on loans alone...
And this is going to be a return to prosperity?

What nursery rhyme is this...
Wished upon unconscious minds,
To absorb and believe?

Wasn't it Humpty Dumpty who sat on a wall...
Falling off to crack?
Did he not break up into pieces...
Never able to crawl at all?
Never to come back?

Since pieces sitting into crumbling bits,
Would not allow any of it!
And whatever Humpty use to be,
Never again to fit...
As a Humpty Dumpty once perceived.
As reality arrives to stun and surprise.
While chunks of a falling wall is seized!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 7, 2008


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