Lawrence S. Pertillar
Who Would I Convince? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
What are you doing?
'I've awakened this morning,
Deciding I would get serious.'
Serious about what?
'My creative abilities.
And expand upon my capabilities.'
I thought you were applying that?
Haven't you been serious?
I was just testing a few ideas.
A few concepts.
I am ready to begin to unleash my talents.'
So what is that you are doing?
'I've begun to scratch the surface!
How else should I start.
How else should I begin?
I am removing the dust from it now.'
What about the people?
What about them?
The people who believe,
They've 'already' been exposed to your 'gifts'...
Or whatever they are called.
I haven't unwrapped them yet!
Who has been spreading these rumors?
Folks aint got nothing else to do but lie?
They believe my rehearsals,
Have been the real deal!
Hopefully I will be forgiven,
When I reveal the actual product!
And I've got several to launch.
People will accept 'anything' remotely expressing 'talent',
As the real deal.
I have to remind myself about that.
Don't you say a word to anyone about this.
You hear me? '
Even if I did...
Who would I convince?
There are some people who actually believe,
They've been exposed to your greatest work.
My stomach hurts.'
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