Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

'This Is Too Abstract'

The same people who exclaimed,
They will remain the same unchanged.
And down to Earth.
With a belief the doing of this,
Merits proof of the use of their common sense...
Are today surrounded by a vast ignorance,
Only they have created for themselves to invent.

It takes much more than speeches...
Sermons preached and writings on the wall,
For a people blinded to it all...
Who can not face facts or the presence of truth,
With a preference for delusion...
To protect their denials to eliminate from their minds,
A dependence on excuses made they value.

'Can you express this more basically,
For those unable to comprehend? '

I'm not in the business of selling,
Bargain basement specials,
To anyone still needing instructions...
On the purpose and use of an escalator.
Wanting to reach with a desire to go up,
Will eventually dawn on those...
Who sought to stay behind closed doors,
On the lower floors.

'This is too abstract.'

Accuse me for anything you wish.
But I had nothing to do with the dumbdowning.
Or its acceptance.

Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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  • Douglas Scotney (8/24/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    Looking at it common-sensically, Lawrence, they think they're in it and when told they're not in it, not told why they're not in it and told why they're not told why they get a bit shirty. (Report) Reply

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