Analysis of Buck Passers

Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)

Accustomed we have become,
To feel entitled to pass...
Blame to claim,
Done to place it...
Somewhere else but on ourselves.

Having made mistakes,
To acknowledge them to admit.
Seems impossible to do for some...
Without a lollipop given.
Or a promise made,
For a vacation to ease tensions.

Buck passers travel,
Looking for conflicts.
And not solutions to create.
With a setting fire to a molehill.
Awaiting it to become explosive enough,
Fumes coming from a volcano...
Threatening to erupt.
Will go unnoticed...
By those celebrating,
Their ability to pass a buck.
Eventually discovered to be...
Much more destructive,
To the integrity and credibility of others!
Left to scream and spew,
Words heard leaving a forgiving God...
For the right earplugs to find!

Buck passers can be attributed,
To the rise and high cost...
Of medications taken.
Benefitting the growth,
Of a medical industry.
Seeking and in need,
For more psychologists.
And scientists.
Doing their best to create,
New and approved medications.
Advertised to market,
On a daily basis!

Guaranteed to eliminate,
The latest smell of passed B.S.
Hopefully to prolong,
A doing of a relief time released!
Sold as being cost effective.

Poetic Form Tetractys  (24%)
Metre 0101101 1101011 111 1111 1111001 10101 10101101 101001111 0101010 10101 100101110 11010 10101 01010101 101010101 010110101001 11010010 100101 11010 11100 101001101 0100001011 11010 10010000100110 11101 111000101 10 101111 110110100 101011 101010 100001 10100100 10001 110100 0100 1011101 1001010 10110 101010 011010 0101111 100101 0101001101 11101010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,154
Words 196
Sentences 30
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 6, 17, 12, 5
Lines Amount 45
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 188
Words per stanza (avg) 39
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Submitted by lpahtillah on April 22, 2021

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