Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,642 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Why Do Folks Just Make Up Stuff? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Why do folks just make up stuff?
Even those who traditionally lie professionally,
And have kept it this way for centuries...
Can be noticed becoming increasingly appalled,
By this relatively new trend in communication.

Their lies are being amended,
By the telling of lies more outrageously told.
And to say they are offended,
Is an understatement.
They can be seen blowing off steam.

Why do folks just make up stuff?
Not even good made up stuff at that.
There is weak made up stuff being made.
Low grade although acceptable.

And this can be seen,
As a detriment to standards kept...
That has begun to threaten values,
Being questioned by the youth...
Graduating with degrees of higher learning,
With no where to apply their lessons learned.
As those who just make up stuff,
Are making themselves more credible.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 11, 2011

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