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Choices, Obligations With Pay

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)

As choices and decisions are done,
To choose and make them.
Some do this to believe,
Whichever direction made to do this...
Is a personal and individual journey.
Needing no one to explain,
The why and to who...
This doing may affect.

If one has committed,
To others to play together as teammates.
With this to entertain,
Under the heat of a game played.
And paid to do it.
In public display.
With a spotlight on them focused.
An explanation is owed,
As to why and to who...
Their choice to choose a decision made,
Emotionally affects...
Teammates, a paying crowd entertained.
Caring less about a player's decision,
If a decision to commit...
With payment given.
To assume their 'personal' actions taken,
Is unnecessary to explain.
Done to believe,
They can do what they please!

I respect what you do.
As a team player when that us done.
When the spotlight is on you,
I think you are terrific.
But I must admit,
Tolerating your ignorance...
Is not the reason,
You were picked to play 'our' game.
Or paid,
To believe your personal life...
Is okay to do as you please.
Without at least giving us a hint,
Or a clue.
As to how we should feel.
That affects us too!'

' I don't understand what you mean.
I was hired to do for you what I've done.
What more do you expect?
Me to document my every move?
Then explain to you,
My choices to choose too!'

Remember that contract you signed?'

Of course I do!'

'Before you signed that bottom line,
You should have read the contents of it...

'That's what I paid my lawyer to do!'

The one who shoved the pen in your hand?
Then smiled broadly.
While you stood,
Grinning as if...
You were relieved of obligations?!'

Obligations to what?'

'Commitments to obey.
The rules to follow them.
Whatever we say.
To like or not!
As a TEAM player.
With pay.
Capital P-A-Y!
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Submitted by Lp,jr. on October 12, 2021

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