Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

With Approved Authority - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There are those who are extremely happy,
And proud to see those of color suffering.
This allows them to validate their wicked ways,
With a feeling better of themselves discreetly.
Knowing the can destroy the lives of others.
And...
With approved authority,
Establish charities to convince they represent...
An image of wholesomeness,
That provides a dependency AND oppression...
Which protects and hides their incompetence,
With a shielding of their insecurities.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012



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