Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Made To Be Equally Confused


Appearances and what they mean,
As images to impress others conditioned...
To worship symbolic 'idols' to address,
As their purpose and reason to live...
With something comparable accomplished,
Is the only accepted success others believe...
That can be acknowledged by everyone.
Anything less is thought as waste and worthless.

Although the best gift anyone has they could ever get,
Is a life to live as they wish from a blessing given.
But those who self medicate can not perceive of this.
Since being able to have good health and live pain free,
With an ability to breathe, rest and sleep...
Isn't enough unless people are stressed out by deceit.
And sharing a collection of hypocrisies to whisper,
With others who have been made to be equally confused.

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Made To Be Equally Confused by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Between Silence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Transcending Life On Earth, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. The Hare And His Wife, Tony Adah
  4. Pussy So Good, Joseph Rodriguez
  5. Novel Approaches, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. You Are Too Beautiful For Me, Mark Webster
  7. Living Through Writing, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. You are my qualifier, Ruby Frankel
  9. I know a new freedom, Ruby Frankel
  10. The Fog Lifted, Ruby Frankel

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]