Representing Our Interests

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

'They' and 'them',
Of the thoughtless...
Greed feeding and selfish kind.
Who represent the interests...
Who represent the interests...

"What's the problem?
Go ahead.
Let us hear it.
Tell it like it is."

My thoughts had been a little bit,
How can I put this?
Somewhat inconsiderate.
You see...
While making my speech,
I now have come to realize...
The ones thoughtless, greed feeding.
And of the selfish kind,
Are the ones we elected...
To represent our interests.

"I object.
Most of us are not thoughtless.
We think of ourselves all the time.
And that comment about 'greed feeding'?
You imply that is done on a daily basis.
And, speaking for myself...
That I do only around the holidays.
So I recommend you get your facts straight.
Before making such appalling speeches."

I stopped myself.
To realize,
I was talking about us!

You don't know me.
Not to offend me like that."

Comments about Representing Our Interests

There is no comment submitted by members.

5 out of 5
0 total ratings

Other poems of PERTILLAR

$10 A Gallon?

$10 a gallon?
For what?

'Does that really matter now?

$5 A Barrel Of What?

Now sold at what?
Five dollars a barrel?
This is an immediate sign,

' The Freed Of Getting Frisked At Your Risk Foundation '

We are pleased you have chosen to run again,
For public office.
There are a 'few' who donated to your campaign efforts,

(the) Fate Of Fatal Lovers

Fated to be in a togetherness...
No one comprehends but them.

The fate of fatal lovers,

(the) Budding Grace Of April

It's the 28th of April,
And the 29th comes soon.
The 27th was a Friday that passed,
In a year that speeds...

(the) Bigger Lie

Which liars deny,
They did or did not tell...
The bigger lie.
Or acknowledge any used,