Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

With Sharp Teeth - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Proclaiming religious beliefs,
As a means to unleash evil deeds committed...
Throughout history as that history is perceived to be,
Is...
More a worship steeped in hyped hypocrisy.
And...
With a fine line those have chosen to walk,
Between truth and pretentions that eventually stalk...
Deceivers haunted nightly where they sleep,
As shadows appear to approach with sharp teeth...
Come to bite and leave them bleeding.

'Wake up, wake up you are having a nightmare.'

~But it all seemed so real.
And even 'you' were there.~

Proclaiming religious beliefs,
As a means to unleash evil deeds committed...
Throughout history as that history is perceived to be,
Is...
More a worship steeped in hyped hypocrisy.
And...
With a fine line those have chosen to walk,
Between truth and pretentions that eventually stalk...
Deceivers haunted nightly where they sleep,
As shadows appear to approach with sharp teeth...
Come to bite and leave them bleeding.

'Your arms and your neck...
I suggest you cut your nails,
Before you scratch yourself to death.'

~But...
Those are not scratches.~


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012



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