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Updated Diagnosis

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)



Many have begun to seek,
Second and third opinions.
For a recent diagnosis.
They believe to be incomplete.
Or...
Have been deceived purposely.

You see...
They have been declared,
Mentally immune from ignorance.
And their use of common sense,
Has not been diseased.
Incredible as this is to accept.

Although they must disguise,
Having intelligence.
Done to think independently.
Regardless of the inconvenience.

Since,
They are reminded repeatedly...
We are living in such times,
To avoid doing this publicly.
And...
May cause them to be arrested.
For spreading a threat.
That a vaccine, as of yet...
Can not prevent from infecting,
An entire population...
From protecting themselves.

Or creating a commotion,
If discovered they are the ones...
Attempting to make sense.
Without fear to do this done.
In the midst of so many,
Who may scream away fearing what it is!
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Submitted by lpahtillah on August 29, 2021

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