Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

How Can Anyone Be Convinced - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

How can anyone be convinced,
That the banging of their head against a wall...
Has no affect emotionally,
On the ones who may be on the other side of it.
Nor would they care if they are not there,
If someone spends the time to inflict their own grief.

Frankly, the doing of it is rare these days,
Since people are prone to share their agonies...
With those close and claimed to be loved.

How can anyone be convinced,
If they chose to sit on a picked fence...
That anyone paying attention to this,
Hasn't already accepted...
Another one they perceive as being crazed.
And going out of their way to prove it.

Why do the self-centered always believe,
People are patiently waiting to feel their pain?
With feelings they have that can be easily numbed.


Comments about How Can Anyone Be Convinced by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Bethany Buhl (8/27/2012 9:17:00 PM)


    I honestly don't have an answer for that. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012



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