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A Composite Of Your Dismissed Wishes
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Composite Of Your Dismissed Wishes

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

Really?
You wish for me equality.
And an array of opportunities from which to pick?
But you first want me to become qualified,
To fit within a diversity...
You decide best represents,
A comfort you will still control...
With an identity that doesn't upset others,
Who may object and oppose?
And until I do this you will keep my opportunities limited?

How about if I just ignore you?
Since it has always been me to bring to you a diversity.
To leave you to take the opportunity,
With a perception you keep...
It is you who do me the favor.
And without my 'flavor' to add to your taste,
Your bland approach to life...
Would have never known spice you have gotten from me,
Free!

Really?
You wish for me equality.
And an array of opportunities from which to pick?
If you were really being realistic about this,
It is I who should decide and be left alone to do the picking.
And then have all my expenses paid,
While you go through the motions attempting to find comfort.

What or who do you think I am?
A composite of your dismissed wishes?
To then pick from them when your time permits?
I am the one who has set the trends.
And not a thought do I give with intent to follow them.

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