Making Statements Made

'OH.
I am appalled.'

~You?
The language, the disrespect.
And their total lack of proper etiquette.
Absent of any socially acceptable graces.
Ugh. The madness.~

'And to think,
The marketing of this decadence continues.'

~Tell me about it.
Even at the mall, I have to wear these earmuffs.
And...
If I might add,
My own design.~

The one thing people are finding,
That has them more upset and disgusted...
These revealing days,
Are the ones making statements made...
Usually kept to say in private,
Amongst themselves who have risen to positions...
Of power to achieve influence and significance.
With a keeping of their pretentions,
To charade as a defense mechanism...
Against a truth to masquerade and intended,
To stay that way.
But those unafraid of a reality many can not face,
Have begun to expose their own participation...
In the creation of a mess,
Openly addressed to confess and address it.
And the ones with bundles and tons of money,
Are saying some of the most unbelievable things.
About themselves.

'OH.
I am appalled.'

~You?
The language, the disrespect.
And their total lack of proper etiquette.
Absent of any socially acceptable graces.~

'And to think,
The marketing of this decadence continues.'

~Tell me about it.
Even at the mall, I have to wear these earmuffs.
Go ahead. Touch them. Notice the details.~

'I like them.
Who made them? '

~The company I started many years ago.
And they are affordable and competitively priced.
In fact,
We have begun to market them...
For those seeking to invest in the inner cities.
I've learned to keep my creations 'FASHIONABLE'.
I've begun to love the hip-hopness of it all.~

'What a terrific and lucrative idea.
At least you continue to find ways,
To make a profit...
From a started and no ending ignorance.'

~I only can thank God,
For keeping my mind inventive.
And to know how and where,
I can always make a good living.
God is so good.
Even in the most unlikely neighborhoods.
But...
You didn't hear that from me.~

'Hehehehehe.'

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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