Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Getting A New And Clearer View - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What are you doing?

'Getting a new and clearer view.'

How is that possible through binoculars?
And at this distance?

'I was told that using a microscope,
I was too close and missing...
A personality that was filled with warmth,
And an overwhelming concern for others...
I just couldn't see because I had probed too closely.'

And now...
Have your perceptions changed at all?

'Yes.
I actually detect a movement.'

But...
You are looking at the leaves moving,
As the wind blows through the trees.

'Oh...
So what is that stick making animated movements,
Next to them? '

That's then one they are trying to promote,
As having charisma.

'So...
What is it do you think he's doing? '

You didn't hear this from me...
But,
I think he might be dancing.


Comments about Getting A New And Clearer View by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Justice Clarke (8/30/2012 5:54:00 PM)


    Very nice work on this one (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012



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