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Cited For Their Sacrifices
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Cited For Their Sacrifices

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

Found to be loyal to the cause of deed?
Yet left with mixed feelings,
If you serve a purpose...
OR an ego you wish to please?
But then if you succeed in providing a benefit,
Would you leave with the acknowledgement...
No attention to you given had been received?
OR would you be like so many,
Shouting over others to be heard.
And demanding praise immediately?

'I could care less who is being cited for their sacrifices.
I bought a new outfit and I am going to have it seen.
That my name does not appear on the program,
Is none of my concern.'

~But...
This memorial service is specifically for the deceased.~

'And...
Your point Is,
WHAT?
Don't ssshhh me.
Hand me that microphone.'

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