poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Choosing To Be Fooled

Crazed are these days.
And everybody prays they'll go away.
But when they came and visited,
Few among them resisted.

Crazed are these days.
And everybody prays they'll go away.
But when they came and visited,
Few among them resisted.

And sitting idle while they arrived,
Were people in denial.
Criticizing those who said...
'Be prepared for the days ahead.
Ignore the facts!
But try to get them off your back.
Ignore the facts!
And you'll lay awake in bed instead.'

Deluded are the people...
Choosing to be fooled.

Crazed are these days.
And everybody prays they'll go away.
But when they came and visited,
Few among them resisted.

Crazed are these days.
That everybody prays will go away,
With ignoring of facts.
Trying to get them off their backs fast.

Deluded are the people...
Choosing to be fooled.
With a wish,
To be fools.

Dumbed-down.
Dumbee doo dumbee doo bee doo.
Dumbed-down.
Dumbee doo dumbee doo bee doo.
Dumbed-down.
Dumbee doo dumbee doo bee doo.
Dumbed-down...
Dumbee doo down bee doo bee doo.
Come softly,
Fleeced sheep.
Stay sleeping,
And weep.

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2012
Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note:
The last stanza of this poem,
is reminiscent to 'Come Softly To Me'
A song written by: Gretchen Christopher,
Barbara Ellis and Gary Troxel. Later retitled,
'Come Softly' and performed by The Fleetwoods...
(Christopher, Troxel and Ellis) on Dolton Records.
Becoming a hit song in 1960.52 years ago.

Comments about Choosing To Be Fooled by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Caroline BulleckCaroline Bulleck (10/1/2012 11:11:00 PM)

    I like your poem. It's very well written.

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