Sacred land, shared by it's people
Land on which I was borne and nurtured
Land now often misused and abused by its pilferers
But no less sacred
For this I give thanks to the primordial
-Tom Gervasi Scrantonville.com
By Tom Gervasi - PASCI Camp Hill, 2012
Banished from my loved ones
To give the help I could.
A hug, a hand, a tender smile
Or just proving as I should.
I feel it in the letters
I sense it on the phone
The pain they feel is more than mine
But it is I that am alone.
My assurances are stated
By my firm and honest word
I'm safe, well being is intact
But am I really being heard?
Another day is over
And I wonder in the night
Do they know the little things I say
Are just not me, not right?
Can years of this adversity
Make your inner self just go?
Is it possible to change a man
In ways he could not know?
Someday I will return to them
And hope I can restore
The love, the little passions
That I shared with them before.
So if you lie in judgement
The sentence for who you chose
It's not just who you're judging
It's also those he knows.
-written while incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit.
"Karma is an illusionary belief the apprehensive, powerless or frail-minded use as consolation of solace when the consequences of an act of reprisal, retribution or revenge are too great"
LACKEY: /la-ke/ n. pl. Lackeys. Someone who does tasks or errands for another.
footman - servant - toady.
Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
LACKY: /la-ke/ n. pl. Lackies. A political pawn of the Lackawanna County, PA. variety. The lowest form of politician or political appointee.. a perversion of the Lackey species. Mental mutation of a Lackey causing reprehensive behavior both morally and ethically leading to covert activity at the expense of taxpayers.
puppet - marionette - flunky - yesman (or woman)
--Tom Gervasi Dictionary of Scrantonville (ians)
Hard Times due to acting by your principles outweighs a life of Shangrila for compromising your family name.
--Tom Gervasi Scrantonville.com