Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Closer To Reality Than The Others


Jumping onto a fast moving bandwagon,
With beliefs the doing of it...
Increases one's prestige as deceits are fed.
Only exposes those who ride as incapable,
Of knowing the difference between...
Creating their own melodies and stealing from others.
As thieves gather together to pleasure their denials.
And perceiving those they have offended are left behind,
To grieve they have not been picked to sit...
Amongst those delusioned,
Is...
Not recommended to keep in self serving minds.

'Why are you here staring at me? '

~A wheel fell off of the bandwagon.~

'And...? '

~And they are seeking someone,
Who is not pretentious to come and fix it.~

'What about those who jumped onto the wagon? '

~They argue as to who is better qualified.
And I know you have the ability to get the job done.~

'I am flattered by your confession.
But I do remember you being among the first,
To criticize my abilities as being useless.
Or was the word 'worthless'? '

~Yeah!
But that was a long time ago.
Anybody else would have forgotten.
Useless/worthless?
What difference does it make? ~

'I am so glad you said that.
Because I'm not like anybody else.
If I was...
I'd be looking for help trying to fix a bandwagon,
That others who are on it argue among themselves...
As to who is better qualified pretending to be,
Whatever it is they want someone else to believe.'

~So...
Is that a no? ~

'I would say...
You are closer to reality than the others.'

Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

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