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  LAWRENCE S. PERTILLAR (February/'47)
 
 
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  4797.     

Disenfranchised

I remember as if,
Those yesterdays I lived...
Had not gone away at all.
When I first arrived back to a place,
From facing obstacles...
I had been tested to remove.
And found myself,
Amongst minds unchanged.
Minds staying to remain,
To play the same elementary games.

I remember the gaining of experiences,
From adventures and tasks...
I had been forced to explore.
With thoughts I had returned,
Where progress was either...
Prevented or ignored.
To perceive what was exhibited,
Had been requests from the people...
To leave every aspect of their past adored.
And that was in 1970.45 years ago.

I remember it was in 1987.
When I returned again for just a weekend.
To believe I had recovered from earlier disbeliefs.
But here it is in the year 2015...
And many have accepted their unchanging minds,
With very few taking notice...
Of the changing of scenes or the signs of the times.
Yet protesting they've been disenfranchised,
By a future unwilling to be patient for them to awaken...
For them to open their eyes to realize,
Life does not await for points to be made.

'How OLD are you guys? '

~I'm almost 80.
The rest of my teammates,
Are between the ages of 40 and 75.
Why? ~

'What about your children?
Grandchildren?
And some of you who have 'greats'? '

~That's why we've come to protest.
We want more playgrounds.
And the eliminating to remove,
All the gates to expand our games.~

I remember as if,
Those yesterdays I lived...
Had not gone away at all.
When I first arrived back to a place,
From facing obstacles...
I had been tested to remove.
And found myself,
Amongst minds unchanged.
Minds staying to remain,
To play the same elementary games.

'But...
What about your claims of being disenfranchised? '

~That's why we are here.
We want our contributions,
Acknowledged and realized to protect and accept...
the dire affects your lack of interest,
Has had on the future of our children.~
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  4798.     

Disgraced Stage

The price paid for making false impressions,
May not affect immediately...
Those seeking acceptance and entry,
To be amongst those choosing to rub elbows...
With others picked to be in exclusive social circles,
Parading proper etiquette and political correctness.
Although they 'sin' they forgive themselves of them.

However...
Is it advantageous to participate in deception,
With others equally pretentious and selling their souls cheap.
To experience eventually an exclusive embarrassment.
When it has been exposed a prerequisite is selfisness?
And charading a decadence they solicit but to others censor.

Reality has a way of grabbing the limelight,
From hypocrites depicting themselves as self-righteous.
With a taking away the attention from those fighting to get it.
To then discover a wanted spotlight getting much too hot.
Especially when an influence begins to fade and show,
A plague of corruption involves those at the center of it.
As if proud to stand on a disgraced stage committed to dismiss.

'We uphold our standards we value.'

~But at what cost? ~

'Don't be foolish.
Yours, of course.
We play, you pay.
What's the big deal? '
 
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  4799.     

Disgruntled

He is not the first or the last...
To stun,
By telling what he knows is true.

Nor is he the only one...
To be labelled digruntled,
By those feeding delusion...
In their high priced silk worn suits!

He could have stayed,
And continued the betrayal...
In dismay.
But a sense of integrity,
He had to pursue.

And now he has been declared embittered,
By proclaiming
He and others have represented dishonesty.
And that was wrongly by them pursued!

And yet,
His admissions...
For whatever the ambition,
Had for years
Kept others ostracized and shunned.

Defamed they were and claimed,
To be nonconformists!
But it is much too late...
To backtrack and replaced,
To undo the destruction
And the killing that's been done!
 
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  4800.     

Disgruntled Grumblings Zinged

My heart and I no longer fight or wrestle,
Over which way to go.
No.

My head and mind decides what's right.
Finally united.
And about that my heart likes.

Disgruntled grumblings zinged!
And from me they've gone.
All zapped and zinged.
And from me they've gone.
Wrapped up and flinged.
And from me they've gone.

No more disgruntled grumblings haunting me,
When they don't belong.

All grumblings have been zinged.
And from me they've gone.
All zapped and zinged.
And from me they've gone.
Wrapped up and flinged.
And from me they've gone.

Disgruntled grumblings zinged with everything,
That did not belong.

My heart and I no longer fight or wrestle,
Over which way to go.
No.

My head and mind decides what's right.
Finally united.
And about that my heart likes.

Disgruntled grumblings zinged!
And from me they've gone.
All zapped and zinged.
And from me they've gone.
Wrapped up and flinged.
And from me they've gone.

Disgruntled grumblings zinged with everything,
That did not belong.
They've all been wrapped and flinged,
And from me now they're all gone.
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 
 
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