Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 54,110 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

You'Ve Enjoyed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I thought you would stay as dumb as possible?
Where has this test failed?
There is no one else left,
To depict low life and ignorance AND incompetence,

I thought you would stay as dumb as possible?
There is no where else to turn.
To seek a replacement.

I thought you would stay as dumb as possible?
Everything to keep your intelligence unnoticed,
We thought had been done.
Tell me...
I mean 'us',
Tell us more embarrassing things about yourself.
Something tells me...
You have not been embarrassed at all.
Your eyes begin to 'twinkle'...
Each time you are sought to reveal some 'dirt'.
Have you done this on purpose?
Believing we would think you to be embarrassed?

In fact...
You've enjoyed every moment of being depicted like that!
Haven't you?
You have...
Haven't you?
Knowing we would find,
That the being embarrassed...
Does nothing to your cost of expense.
Does it?
Why don't you answer me?

So NOW you want to know what my thoughts are?
And who pays me for this admission?
Or 'we'? ...or both? '

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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