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Bottom To The Core

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)

To the bottom of the core.
And where the pit of conflicts sit.
Takes many determined to endeavor,
A smelling of implanted and meant...
Stench that smells.
Rising to the surface.
Implemented to cause,
The poisoning of the entire atmosphere.
Creating fear and havoc to have it.
Any and everywhere,
People are made to believe...
Their enemies are their friends.
Neighbors and relatives to suspect.
Them to be the ones,
Leaving behind a funky mess.
Left to purposely get everyone upset.
To regard each other as being threats.
Done just to do to accuse and blame,
One another for a B.S.
With a hope to get credit for it.

'That doesn't make sense.
Why would anyone,
Stink up their own neighborhood?
Then confess the doing of it!'

'That has yet to be solved.
You see...
Denial to identify it,
Is still the source of our dilemma.
Since no one wants to come forward,
To confess to us all...
The reason and cause to allow it,
Has had such a devastating effect!'

'But...
What about those,
Who volunteered their lives...
To get to the bottom of this?'

'They didn't have to go that far.
To prove themselves to be martyrs.
Look at the faces,
Standing around pretending innocence.
They know exactly what they've done.'

'What on Earth did they do?'

'Stink up their own backyards.
To accuse and blame others,
For not inspecting to replace...
Their own cesspools.'

'You know...
There could be a valid reason for that!'

'And what would that be?
Motivation, incentive?
And admitting not to have motivation?'

'No!
It might be something else,
Buried and time released.'

'OH yeah?
And from whose bottom?
The Earth?'

'Well...
It is huge and tremendous.
And something that big,
Not to eliminate...
Over centuries and countless decades,
Not to rid of it.
Could be the cause,
Of why and how we re-act in ways we do!
Have you considered that?'

'No I haven't.
But I have 'considered'...
You losing your mind a long time ago.'

'I'm being serious!'

'And I am not?
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