Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 9,776 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

As Their Visions Fade - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Kept too afraid to wake up.
With a clarity to embrace...
To face it unobstructed.

Afraid they are,
To be separated from their fantasies.
Fantasies fractured they want back intact.
Fixed with a permanance and glued to conceal,
Not a scratch to distract them.

Afraid to fully awaken and they don't know what to do.
And everyone they've placed in leadership positions,
Have been picked to delude them and keep them from truth.

Afraid to wake up!
Yet the truth pursues.
Afraid to awaken so crazed they remain.
With a staying as their visions fade.
To allow excuses made as their minds decay.

Kept too afraid to wake up.
With a clarity to embrace...
To face it unobstructed.

But...
No matter what they do it is truth that appears.
A truth that can not be avoided,
With wishes from them it suddenly disappears.
This truth that stays they can not pray away.
And as their visions fade to make them crazed,
It is the keeping of their delusions...
Protected to seduce,
That have made them that way!

Fearing...
To be separated from their fantasies.
Fearing...
Fantasies fractured they want wont come back.
Fearing...
A clarity and truth they perceive attacks!
Fearing...
Conflicts they had wished can be dismissed.
And as their visions fade to make them crazed,
Everyday they pray...
For a fix that glues with a permanence,
Delusions they knew before truth pursued.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 6, 2014



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