You'Ve Allowed This To Happen

We teach.
They learn.
And they pass on these lessons taught.

We cry.
We sigh.
And our behavior we deny.

Hiding from that,
We attract to seek...
Until it is caught.

And nothing we do is comprehended.
Or pretend what it is begins to offend.
Nothing we do,
Seems to us enough to defend.

We point our fingers.
And over again accuse them.
The 'others'
For our negligence,
And lack of discipline.

Until everyone is blinded,
To a hindsight that runs into a brick wall.
With graffiti written tall that appalls...
YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.
And yet this message,
Is ignored by all.

We teach.
They learn.
And they pass on these lessons taught.

We cry.
We sigh.
And our behavior we deny.

Hiding from that,
We sought and attracted.
Reacting as if,
We did not crave the satisfaction.

We point our fingers.
And over again accuse them...
The 'others'
For our negligence,
And lack of discipline.

YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.
YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.
YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.

And that message is whitewashed.
As if nothing on the wall,
Had been written at all.

YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.
YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.
YOU'VE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN...
From Sunrise to nightfall.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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