Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)

And allegements.
All are similar,
To deceptions used...
That something out of order,
Has been brought to give attention to.
For the purpose to accuse,
Someone falsely.
Without proof or evidence of it.
Only the use of deception,
Can be questioned.
Yet seldom is a deceiver,
Revealed to discover...
What it is they do.
Strategically and privately undercover.

And when this act...
Becomes a shock,
To many trusting...
Deceivers to then disbelieve,
Their activities?
To be lieing misdeeds doers?
Some, if given a choice to choose...
Would most likely pick,
Being assumed and alleged...
Knowing they have proof,
That disputes...
Allegations made against them.
Than to be one who deceives...
Supported and endorsed,
By those filing away to sharpen...
Their hidden fangs.

Out to get a little taste of blood.
Done to do publicly.
And a return of their investment.
With an interest to have it paid?
Collectively their preference would be...
Watching those who had deceived,
Paraded around butt naked,
In any town on Main Street.

'How cruel and unforgiving.'

You think so?'

'Yes, I do.
I specifically asked,
For a plain hotdog.
And butter on my popcorn.
What is this?'

You told me,
Two bags of roasted peanuts.
A strawberry milkshake.
And four chocolate,
Cream filled buns!'

'That was a week ago.
When we both anticipated this...
Unmasking of a parade.'

After I saw what I did not anticipate.
I could not remember a thing.'

'I told you to be prepared,
For the parade to be revealing.
And baring truth,
As naked as the eyes can see.
Even to peek,
Would be a jaw dropper.
I told you that!'

'I know.
I know you did.
But this...?
Erased all delusions I had,
About who should be bragging...
About the dominance of their manhood.
You talk about deception?
This crime committed,
Is verifiable all out fraud!
A crime!
A travesty.
What a humiliating disappointment.'

'I wonder about you.'

About what and why?'

'Let's just say...
Our preferences are not only different.
But now I see,
You more exposed than ever before.'

'What on Earth are you talking about?
I have never deceived anyone,
About anything!'

This I can say,
Is true.
You need not say anything more.
Some folks don't have to be naked.
To reveal who they really are.
Do they?'

'You still want that hotdog?'

I'll take the two bags of nuts.

'Whatever that's suppose to mean!'

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Submitted by lpahtillah on January 21, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

2:42 min read

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 2,432
Words 538
Stanzas 19
Stanza Lengths 16, 16, 9, 1, 2, 5, 6, 3, 3, 7, 13, 1, 2, 4, 3, 7, 1, 3, 1

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