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Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,195 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Continuance Of Inflicting Needless Conflict

People with divergent and varying philosophies,
Applying their own adaptations...
Of what it is they will choose to believe,
With attempts to collectively unify their efforts...
To expect an acceptance that respects,
Themselves as neighbors...
Will have to face and with an accountability,
Of a doing of mistakes to communicate failures made.
And 'this' has resulted in their own fears to run from.
Dismissing a self examination that confesses insecurities.

To seek an arrangement for a conscious change,
Takes patience and maturity with it revealed.
Since a living within divisions to enforce upon others,
'Their values, customs and standards cemented and fixed...
Without acknowledging it takes only one page...just one,
For them all to interpret and agree to follow.
IF there is a wish and desire to live a peace,
Acquired to keep with a reaching sought.
Or to them will be brought,
A continuance of inflicting needless conflict.

~This is the way it 'should' be done.~

This is the way it WILL be.'

And fortunes are made,
By those sifting through the ruins.
Fortunes are made...
By those who 'hopefully' will learn,
From lessons they will teach...
With a wisdom earned.

And fortunes are made,
By those sifting through the ruins.
Fortunes are made...
By those who 'hopefully' will learn,
From lessons they will teach...
With a wisdom earned,
To keep themselves from a repeating of greed.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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