Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

When Is Corruption Admitted - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

When is the act of corruption admitted to be corrupt?
When those who denied its existence,
Now are convinced of it.
And those they offended by calling them names,
Are not heard as loudly voicing their complaints...
Or protesting to be restained by police,
From financial institutions where people have lost...
Their investments and their minds.
Leaving behind the ones who now watch,
Freed from playing truth or dare to stare at this...
As if entertained while jingling some change,
They play with that still remains in their pockets!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012



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