Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 7,415 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Riddled With Prolonged Pain and Sustained Guilt


Those parents wishing to not let,
What is deeply felt be kept hidden...
But a self assessment reveals,
No matter what they do...
After a child loved meets death,
They can not become better parents 'Now'...
To confess they have skills with unproven success.

Public campaigns to claim children innocent,
Of misdeeds committed but absent is the evidence.
No matter what these parents wish others to believe,
Will not be erased from the memories...
Of those victimized and with opened eyes,
To those activities actually performed...
By 'children' appearing sweetly in inncocent pictures,
BEFORE they were introduced...
To drugs, petty crimes and seduced by the thug life.

'What is the solution? '

Investing in 'more' honesty.
And 'less' time selling our delusions...
To captivate the imagination of others,
Who are willing to react...
Regardless of opposing facts existing.

Riddled.
And with guilt.
Will never erase that pain felt in the middle.

Riddled.
And with guilt.
Will never erase that pain felt in the middle.

Riddled.
And with guilt.
Will never erase that pain felt in the middle.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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