Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Is There A Better Explanation?


If there are those who make claims,
They had no knowledge...
Of that which clearly appears,
And has been in existence...
In their presence and not in hiding to disguise,
To see as leaves are to witness on trees.
Then reality is fading quicker to detect.
And delusions have replaced them unsuspectedly,
In a collective mindset.

A finding it much too easy to make excuses,
With a refusing to admit the presence of negligence...
Has become as common as the rise of conflicts.
No one seems to comprehend how they begin.
Like the display of disrespect, deceit and the telling of lies!
These are the appetites being fed today,
And weren't always cravings people found to be a part of their lives.
An acquired taste for this nonsense had to start somewhere.
This 'stuff' didn't just drop out of the air to become cherished!

Unless...
People are awakening and ready to confess,
Of being obsessed with an unconsciousness to possess.
And the hypnotizing affect of it,
Has begun to wear off. Is there a better explanation? Hmmm.
Or...their kept pretensions became too expensive to keep? No!
But then again...charades, masquerades and kept pretensions?
Hmmm...NOTHING is going to lower the cost to make them less effective,
Especially for those with lost minds trying to find them.
Wherever strays roam to go!

Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 18, 2014

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