Observe This Witnessed

Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)

Assumptions made seldom achieves,
That desired result.
To leave those who gamble,
Left jumping for joy.
With it done to believe,
The odds are in their favor.

Even those gifted with high I.Q.'s,
Are not too often celebrated...
For something they created to invent,
That benefits the quality of life.
Or becomes a needed use to all humanity.

An example of this,
To observe it witnessed.
Are those who sit,
In elected positions of authority.
To have spewed rhetoric.
And nonsense accepted.
With a proving an absence,
Of intelligence to use common sense.
But delivered is the image.
An image supported to endorse.
Based upon assumptions.

Until those assumptions,
Becomes everyone's buyers' remorse.
With accusations toss about.

You, me or anyone else,
Can lead a thirsty horse to water.
And teach that same horse,
How to quench its thirst by drinking.

A beating of a dead horse?
To recognize and acknowledge,
Life is gone nolonger to exist?
Is not recommended
What would be the point,
To then apply...
Mouth to mouth resuscitation?
That's crazy.
Even those gifted with high I.Q.'s...
Will refuse to pretend,
A flood to sit in...
Rising to the tops of trees.
Is not a puddle of water.
No matter who tries to convince,
What it is to live it experienced...
Is a quick to pass event.
A holding tight onto a tree branch,
Provides immediate relief.
Leaving even those who can swim,
Screaming in horror.

Assumptions made seldom achieves,
A planned strategy.
With a moving to redefine,
Demographics to rearrange purposely...
A redistricting to map.
By the ones secretly using graphics.
Hoping power is theirs to grab.
And have it.

Are you paying me any attention?

And those who assume,
They are makers of fools.
Who will follow along,
With everything they do.
Because of an image to have obtained?
Are often the last ones to know,
Fools who are made to hoodwink...
Dupe and trick,
Seldom remain to stay loyal...
To the ones out to prove,
Themselves to be unconscious idiots!

Are we all on the same page?
Check this out.
We will do this...to then do that.
To achieve what we will assume,
Gives us the power to control and rule!

Power to control and rule over what?'

I knew it.
You were not listening to me at all.
First we will get the power.
If need be,
We will come up with the details.

'And the people?
What about them?'

What we are doing,
Has nothing to do with the people.
And don't look at me like I'm stupid!
Go stand somewhere else.

Have it your way.
I'll just roll my lieing eyes!'

But know this,
You giving me the finger...
While your back is turned.
Is childish.
And will not change a thing.
You got that?
Nor do I care,
Who you say what to either.
If you are going to disagree with me,
At least be creative about it.

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Submitted by lpahtillah on December 28, 2021

Modified by lpahtillah on December 28, 2021

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Words 641
Stanzas 16
Stanza Lengths 6, 5, 11, 3, 4, 24, 8, 1, 11, 8, 2, 7, 2, 5, 3, 11

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