Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Paid Some Attention


If no one other,
Than the few who do...
Deposit their time to invest,
With expressed interests made...
To begin to witness their interests,
Produce to flourish...
With applied encouragement that nourishes,
Why is it so many expect to receive...
A share in the dividends to get as they perceive.
As if they should be paid some attention?
And then to make demands to have it delivered,
To them?
With the loudest arguments made to be heard,
How the best of their intentions have gone ignored.

'Who are those people protesting?
They are the ones making claims,
To be related to the others who have invested...
Not only time and interests with faith and devotion,
But also their blood sweat and tears AND emotions.'

Submitted: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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