Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

With Their Backs Against The Wall


Internal divisions with one wish to win,
As conflicts created with no end to them.

The irony faced by those taking positions,
To ensure failure disgraces...
The one who's deeds have only been,
To benefit all and not just him...
Have been exposed for all to witness these days.
As the ones advocating another's failure have placed,
Their own backs against the wall.

In debates initiating the impending loss,
Of their own integrities...
Observing are those witnessing and with belief,
The mindlessness of those incompetent.
And the one opposed with increased credibility.

Leaving those scratching their heads with these facts:
-Impossible it is to penetrate through a thick skull,
With feathers plucked from a fattened peacock.
-Teaching a grown cat the process of hygiene,
Becomes a meaningless routine...
When the intructions come from one behind a podium.
-A bowl of broccoli can not compete,
As a vegetable healthy and nourishing to eat...
With a choice to choose between a platter of chocolate,
By those meeting to discuss dates to begin a diet.

These are the facts lacking attention given:
-Seldom will a teenager refuse the keys to the family car,
Upon receiving a license to drive...
To chose to do chores around the house on Saturday.
And...
-IF sophisticated weapons are sold by those caring less,
Who the purchaser is or name to address.
Or how the weapons will be used after they are packed,
In crates stacked to be shipped to unauthorized dealers...
Quick to put their hands on them to pull triggers.
To eventually have those licking lips and eyes affixed,
On the feasting of greed only.
To then moan when the dawning comes,
With their backs against the wall.

Internal divisions with one wish to win,
As conflicts created with no end to them...
Began,
With a wish to see one fail.
And failures like these are usually group efforts.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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