Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,367 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Ignorant - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If listening is not your thing,
Don't be offended when called ignorant.
So many pretend they comprehend,
To leave others knowing,
They are ignorant.
But wasting time to tell them that,
Wouldn't make any difference.
At least you show you are offended.
And listening may become your thing,
To prove to yourself you can do it.
Listening eventually achieves wisdom.

'Did you hear someone,
Have the nerve to call me ignorant? '

~Yes I did.
And I'm glad I finally got your attention.
There was a time I defended my own ignorance.~

'What happened? '

~I began to achieve wisdom,
When I could no longer keep hidden...
Insecurities I kept,
To prove to others I would rather protect them...
Than to express my ignorance to expect,
Others to be more patient with it.
Even with friends and family members,
Who accepted my stupidity.~

'Where is the growth?
No one grows in that kind of environment.'

~I know.
And I'm glad I caught you being ignorant,
By surprise to forget...
My comments made to you offended.
To think before starting an argument.~

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

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