Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

With A Defying Against Any Of The Evidence - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

To do something done unconsciously to another...
And to have that act returned with a consciousness delivered,
As intended!
Says this as witnessed...
There is no sense made in a display of one's offense.

And yet offended people become,
When given exactly to them what they had initiated.
And done.
With one thing missing.
A lack of acknowledging their involvement.
And an applied selective memory,
That removes them from the scene of a crime committed.

A common hit and run done claimed by someone caught,
To have known nothing about what has happened.
With a defying against any of the evidence.
Pictures, fingerprints...
Food stains and crumbs on lips.
And the habit of their daily routine.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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