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Bling Obsessed
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Bling Obsessed

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

If people were not intentionally programmed,
To be envious...
Manipulating them would not be so easily effective.

Even those budding to branch out from one tree,
Choose to flaunt the artificialness of their possessions.
And for what purpose to obtain?

Seconds under spotlight with no lasting flame,
Before its over?
Show me something that strengthens the tree,
Not weaken it.

And 'you'?
Yes you...
You have every right to flaunt as much as you want.
Knowing there were good deeds done you did.

Many environments are nests for bling obsessed fools,
Pre-occupied with the making of false impressions.
Without one investment made to claim turf where they leech.
To voice the shallowness of their quick lived dreams.

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