Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,202 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

You Upset With Me, Father? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

'Father?
Yes...LAWRENCE!
'Did I catch You at a bad time? '
No, My Son...What is it? ...Now?
'Maybe I should come back?
You don't sound right! '

Is this about your poems?

'YEAH! Wow...how did You know that? '

Because I Am ALL THAT!
Now get on with it!

'You don't have to get all...
All...'

All WHAT? And you better be careful!

'Well, I made a decision...
I'm not sure it was the right one! '

You mean eliminating your poems from PoemHunter?
Those wonderful poems I gave to you to write?
Some of the most beautiful words I shared with you?
Some of the most incredible insights...
We, you and I 'painfully' stayed up all day and many nights,
Putting together?
Many of them bringing tears to My own eyes! ?

'UH...are You upset with me, Father? '

Does a donkey spread mustard on a banana sandwich?
DOES IT! ?

'HUH? '

Let's discuss this at another time!
Right now I Am in no mood to play hide n' seek!
Is that clear? ANSWER ME, BOY!

'Yes Father!
I'll catch You at another time! '

YEAH! Whatever...
('Does a donkey spread mustard on a banana sandwich?
That makes absolutely no sense! Oh, that boy...one day,
One day...')


Comments about You Upset With Me, Father? by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Tailor Bell (9/9/2006 7:49:00 PM)

    this is a great read for me, love the inserted humor amidst weightier matters, and flavor of the pace. brilliant work. -Tailor (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2006 10:32:00 AM)

    I may not have caught everything you're trying to say here, but we can't second guess ourselves. What am I talking about, I did. But this poem did make me think of something, went and checked, and yep, if someone deletes their poems any saved as favourites are lost also. But anyway I'm getting off track. The father sounds upset, but with the statement regarding the donkey, the answer to that is no. So the father is not upset but the son is? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 26, 2011


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