Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

But...What About The Facts? - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What is more tragic?
The keeping of denials defended.
Or the results of keeping them,
To have them repeatedly excused to offend...
Those refusing to face truth as often as possible.
Even with evidence proven to be untainted.
Or manipulated to question.

What about the facts?
No one has yet to step forward,
To admit the details of them...
Ever to have been found,
To submit to refute that truth! '

I am thoroughly confused.
What is it that you wish to have resolved?

'My doubts.
And why it is I still have them.'

The issue you have with doubt,
Has nothing to do with truth.
And that...
Is a fact of a life YOU have chosen to live.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012

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