(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Begging For Change

A tiger...
Jumps a 20 foot moat,
And scales an 18 foot fence.
Just to attack,
A passerby that is innocent?

'Is that like a gorilla,
Who purchases a roundtrip ticket
From the Congo,
Just to get a glimpse
Of the Empire State building? '

I don't know!
I'm still nonbelieving
Someone can graduate from college
With honors
And can not fill out a job application!
Or spell his or her name correctly!
And 'then' get the position...
Be promoted,
And eventually run the company!
Leaving the best qualified people,
On street corners begging for change!

'Why do you exaggerate?
Everyone knows those folks are just lazy!
And that tiger...
Was just another crazy animal,
Wild and vicious! '

Yeah!
Born in the Denver Zoo.
And schooled and zooed in San Francisco!

'I don't understand your point! '

Don't worry about it!
There'll be another gas hike soon!

'AND...
That was a 12 and 1/2 foot fence!
Not 18! '

Yeah,
It came customed made...
With a footprint on it!
Perhaps the tiger was pissed,
She did not receive new shoes for Christmas! '

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Interresting piece of work Lawrence....thanks for sharing.