Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 109,893 Points (Connecticut)

Choosing To Have Amnesia

Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Believing that an escape,
Eliminates what has chased...
For decades,
To now be ignored to stay,
Left behind where one thinks...
Will remain that way.
To leave one to live a life re-invigorated,
Fresh and rejuvenated.
As if the past has been from one's mind erased.
Is as foolish as choosing to have amnesia.
Even though there are many,
Who do have selective memories.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012