A Future To Oppose And Restrict

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

Yesterday,
What had been agreed upon...
As suitable,
Has become debatable...
Today,
What really is the purpose...
Of censorship?

And if what is depicted to censor,
With it done to give attention to it...
Affects a quality of life,
For those remaining deluded...
By illusions kept.
By those preferring their decadence...
Easily found to find to occupy their minds.
To include and not to exclude,
A reality accepted a few wish didn't exist.

And with a future to oppose and restrict to limits,
To declare what is censored,
As being distasteful and disrespecting...
To a proper and politically correct etiquette,
Many find exhibited to romanticize...
When visiting to witness,
How glamorize their lives were then lived...
Hung in ornate golden frames in museums.

'Why are those Indians with their arms folded,
In the distance...
Appear to be disgusted? '

~Hmmm,
You know how artists can be.
Always adding a touch of controversy.
I'm sure if it had been noticed before,
It would not have been hung so prominently.
Let me point out that defection to the curator.
I'm sure there is an explanation.~

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