Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,184 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Defending The Nonexistence - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I've never allowed myself to be in a position,
To refute or disprove anything questioned.
I don't kneel behind walls from which to peek.

And defending insecurities...
Taught me a lesson as a child.
Don't do it.
Why insist something does not exist,
By defending the nonexistence of it?

It makes no sense to persist in nonsense.
And eventually weakens a false integrity...
One keeps under wraps and ego feeds.
Or tries by disguising in masquerade,
Something kept left to be discreet.

I've learned...
An awakening can not prevent,
The seeing through to the truth of things.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011


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