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  LAWRENCE S. PERTILLAR (February/'47)
 
 
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  7357.     

Leased Memories

Declaration of ownership?
I look at that this way
You pay for guardianship,
And that's it.
With no regard for you,
If those payments are delayed.
Or from your hands fade to be erased.
With no more of it,
To shift between hands.

Leaving you with an abundance,
Of 'leased' memories.
And you can claim to own,
Every one of them with no rebuttal.
Even if the best of them you keep golden.
They are yours and priceless.

In fact, if you want some of mine
You can have them too.
I am seeking every inch of peace I can get.
With a clearing of my head,
From a stacking of overused storage space.
I want to unload as much of it as I can.
Let me know when you seek collectibles.
I've got a few for you.
Trust me, they are winners.
 
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  7358.     

Leased Toys

Few have military backgrounds.
The ones that do...
Aren't the ones sobbing on another's sleeve,
About a life
Diminished by a lack of affordable materialism.
Or teased by weekly sales.

Once one decides to give their life away for a belief...
It's not difficult to see those weeping,
Without an emotion to express empathy.
Because a creditor keeps them from sleeping.
While those who give their time to civic duty...
Return to streets.
To be ignored!
Becoming homeless to live undernouished.
After displays of bravery...
And courage.
To now have nothing to eat!
On familiar turf they grew.
Played and chose to defend!

That's BS!
And other terms that could be used,
To express this 'wounding' of disrespect.
Shown blatantly and has long lasting affect.

Few have military backgrounds.
And they are the ones seen,
Screaming!
Because someone says they can not pay what is due...
To stay comforted in familiar surroundings,
With their mortgaged and leased toys!
 
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  7359.     

Least of My Concerns

I am often associated with some affiliation of some kind.

'What faith are you?
What are your beliefs?
What religion do you practice?
And which group influences your mental outreach?
Are you Christian or Muslim?
Or both? '

HUH?
And when I reveal I do not read as much as I should,
That discredits their preconceived assumptions.
I have an identity embraced from my own point of view.

'Where do you get your ideas? '

Which ones?

'You know...
THOSE ideas? '

I don't understand.
Help me comprehend.
Ideas associated with thought and that process?
Which ones?
My acceptance of a Higher Intelligence,
That keeps me connected.
Or...
My ability to appear calm, cool and collected,
When someone 'disconnected'...
Assumes my quality of life,
Does not reflect a materialism...
They can focus into and respect?

Suppose I told you,
I am fully aware of my flaws and blemishes?
And chasing materialism and the affects of it,
Is the least of my concerns.

'That's what I'm asking.
Where do you get that?
You have such a knack for humor.
It is a blend of sarcasm AND cynicism.
How do you do that?
You're funny! '

Oh, I'm hysterical!
Literally.
I was declared out of my mind years ago.
AND...frankly,
With acknowledgement.

And, check this out...
Expressing my gratefulness to God on a daily basis.
For all of the gifts I've been given.

'You should do stand up comedy.
Seriously.
You are one funny dude! '
 
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  7360.     

Leave Before You Bleed

If I said pack it up
And put it in a truck!
Drive away from me forever
Since my doors to you will be shut!
Would you think I was serious,
If I called the police on you?
When I told you 'I-have-had-it'...
Were you waiting for me to scream,
And yell too?
There is nothing about a cheat,
I want around me creeping!
You better leave before you bleed...
And be glad for every dropp of blood you're keeping!
 
Lawrence S. Pertillar
   
 
 
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