Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 86,360 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Common Sense Is Dead - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Why did this happen?
And could have any of this...
Been avoided to prevent?

'What has happened to common sense?
And could the benefit of having it to use,
Make all the difference? '

Why did this happen?
And could have any of this...
Been avoided,
To prevent?

'What has happened to common sense?
And could the benefit of having it to use,
Make all the difference? '

Why do you insist on repeating,
What you have already said?
Isn't it obvious,
There is something else that is missing?
The use of common sense will not make a difference.
Common sense is dead.

'Well...
That's unfortunate.
If common sense is dead...
Why do you continue to question,
What is happening?
If everyday you question reality,
Common sense is not the only thing dead in your head.'

Topic(s) of this poem: reality


Comments about Common Sense Is Dead by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is no comment submitted by members..



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


Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]