Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 74,250 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Emptiness Of Depth - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

People who don't like the cover...
Will not investigate the contents.
Just like a book.
And I'm sure your've heard of that expression?

And without knowing the heart of matters,
Based upon how something may look...
They begin ignorant chatter.

Perhaps you've done this yourself?
Stirring up gossip about what's not known...
Simply because what is shown has been 'seen'!

They may have not confronted it...
Before it has been labelled,
A bunch of horse...manure!
And like everything else,
That has been taken for granted...
They are not sure what to say when a 'thing' endures,
And has been found to be of value!

Just like someone who has been shining,
Beyond the scope of their confined minds!
And when it is discovered that has happened...
Why is the blame place on 'that'
Which has been undermined?
When 'that' has been always what it was...
Without trying to 'shine' in the minds,
Of those who do their best...
Doing nothing but seeking ways themselves,
How to impress...
With a shallow pretentiousness addressed!

Like the emptiness of depth,
They bare and expose...
To those of similar qualities,
With superficialness to share and examine!
As if over a period of time,
This increases to feed...
A diminished mentality famine!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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