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  LAWRENCE S. PERTILLAR (February/'47)
 
 
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  69.     

Keeping The Peace Leaves Me Desperate

Keeping the peace leaves me desperate..
When thinking my peace,
Might cease to be.
Yes...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Yes...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.

I don't want thoughts of an enemy,
Taking my peace away from me.
No...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.

Keeping the peace leaves me desperate..
When thinking my peace,
Might cease to be.
Yes...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Yes...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.

I don't want thoughts of an enemy,
Taking my peace away from me.
No...
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.

I don't want thoughts of an enemy,
Taking my peace away from me.

Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.

Keeping the peace leaves me desperate..
When thinking my peace,
Might cease to be.

Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
Keeping the peace leaves me desperate.
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  70.     

Look Before You Leap

I got so wrapped up and locked into perfection.
Thinking I should be...
Someone other than me.

And then this hit me up 'side my head...
It was something that you said,
That put a mental hurtin' on me to sting!

'You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.

You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.'

I got so wrapped up and locked into perfection.
Thinking I should be...
Someone other than me.

And then this hit me up 'side my head...
It was something that you said,
That put a mental hurtin' on me to sting!

'You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.

You better look,
Before you leap!
Don't you jump into it quick,
To wallow in a pity pit.

Don't just destroy your life,
Over something that's addictive.
Recognize and leave it.
Or a sadness of a life,
You will live.'
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  71.     

Self Determination

A self determination,
Could be applied more effectively...
If those hired to oversee communities,
Found their jobs to leech elsewhere.
And left those qualified to do it...
To inspired themselves,
With their own wishes and ideals.
This would be much more appealing,
Than having outsiders,
Decide and choose the fates of others.
However...
Keeping those subservient,
Has benefits for many.
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 

   
   
 

  72.     

That's Racist

The minds of those poisoned,
On both sides of the fence...
Abused and used to be victims,
To view themselves to become convinced...
Some are entitled to get better lives to live,
With a doing of it that benefits...
Who has black or brown or whitened skins.
And nothing sensible is preventing them,
From actions taken to have such thoughts sink in.

'I have to work while you collect welfare.'

~And you prevent me from working to get anywhere.~

And unfortunately there may be truth to this,
As a lawlessness exists...
From the top to the bottom and perceived permitted.
While those who are victimized,
Seem to be the ones more criticized...
By others who have chosen deceptions to feed,
To believe themselves better...
Than the ones forced to beg for change,
From postions restricted to stay on bended knees.

'You can't read or write.'

~But neither can you.
I just don't have the connections that you do.~

The minds of those poisoned,
On both sides of the fence...
Abused and used to be victims,
To view themselves to become convinced...
Some are entitled to get better lives to live,
With a doing of it that benefits...
Who has black or brown or whitened skins.
And nothing sensible is preventing them,
From actions taken to have such thoughts sink in.

'I have a college degree.'

~And that makes you what?
I could have two or three,
And still have doors on me shut.~

The minds of those poisoned,
On both sides of the fence...
Abused and used to be victims,
To view themselves to become convinced...
Some are entitled to get better lives to live,
With a doing of it that benefits...
Who has black or brown or whitened skins.
And nothing sensible is preventing them,
From actions taken to have such thoughts sink in.

And...
Such is life.
In days when those are given opportunities.
When others who might have the right credentials,
Might be turned away because they are not liked.
Even though they are competent...
They just may not be the right color.

'That's racist.'

~To hear?
OR witness re-enacted? ~
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 
 
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