Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 32,477 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

$10 A Gallon? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

$10 a gallon?
For what?

'Does that really matter now?
When it approached
One dollar per gallon...
You should have voiced your concern then!
Not when your pockets have gotten thin.
And deepened to hold more lint!
You want to make cents?
Put these sunglasses on.
Grab a twig from a bush...
And get to begging!
MAYBE...
You might gain some sympathy,
From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
And they are in the mood,
To share with you their good attitude.
IF they have some of 'that' left! '


Comments about $10 A Gallon? by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti Abdulrazak Aralimatti (8/14/2015 12:09:00 AM)

    You might gain some sympathy,
    From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
    And they are in the mood,
    To share with you their good attitude.
    IF they have some of 'that' left! '

    Truly, if they don't recognize, then nothing and if recognized, the good attitude should be left in them

    The poem brings out the fading goodness in man and conveys the great message
    Loved reading the poem and added to my poem list (Report) Reply

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  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (12/18/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    Congratulation Lawrence.... very well written aspect.... (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu Babatunde Aremu (12/18/2014 4:39:00 AM)

    What is the meaning of this? please do decode. All the same, Congrats (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/18/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    congratulations for poem of the day...still I am perplexed what is $10 a gallon? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • V S (12/18/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    Congratulations Lawrence. as usual nice poem, though it has been selected as the POD a few times now.. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    a good write. We'll all be walking before this is over. (Report) Reply

  • Len Webster Len Webster (8/3/2011 6:10:00 AM)

    Well done - despite the golden rule that says you need to avoid figures that will date the poem!

    ($10 a gallon? Cheap at the price..} (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (4/28/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    Amusing cry $10 a gallon...throw up your arms and walk oh how good it will be for us all and our health...loved the poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Patrick A. Martin (12/1/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    Perhaps a haiku would go like this:
    Mustn't complain,
    Should have complained,
    Why didn't I complain.
    We have to stop believing the BS and start standing up to these corporations and their pupets in our Governments.-10 (Report) Reply

  • Rachel Ann Butler (11/8/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    'You should have voiced your concern then!
    Not when your pockets have gotten thin'

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (10/4/2009 9:15:00 PM)

    A candid and creative call that awakens us to the reality of proactive living. (Report) Reply

  • Poetic Soul (7/15/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    A well penned write, it's very ironic. (Report) Reply

  • Eyan Desir (6/29/2009 7:38:00 PM)

    Interesting write.....lawrences (Report) Reply

  • Shashendra Amalshan (5/31/2009 12:27:00 PM)

    this is an interesting, amusing and entertaining piece indeed..bit like satire...nice./.liked it very much 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Dream Catcher (1/13/2009 6:04:00 PM)

    Absolutely 100% agree...we all moan when it's too late, , great write! ! ..10++..*dc* (Report) Reply

  • Shimon Weinroth (10/1/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    protest doesn't come easy, we tend to be conformists and when its too late we are sorry, so very well done,
    Cheers
    Shimon (Report) Reply

  • Jeremiah Shine (7/16/2008 4:15:00 AM)

    Lizards get better mileage. (Report) Reply

  • Bianca J. Walker (6/23/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    We can feel your frustration in this piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2011


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