Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,856 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Increasing Mental Instabilities - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

If in the doubting of your own sensibilities,
You find yourself questioning continually...
The expertise of those with proven abilities.
And somehow you 'still' disbelieve,
Documentation available to research and see...
Then the reality to be challenged is not theirs.
That challenge presented is obvious and 'yours'...
To perceive others should understand,
With a giving of time and patience...
As to where 'you' are coming from.
Don't only look in the mirror!
Examine the reflection that appears.
And convince yourself it is you no one else.

And 'if' you never make that your top priority,
Remember this...
You will never be alone to bemoan anxieties or frustrations.
Or a sharing of increasing mental instabilities.
Many are living in fear and denial perceiving others to be crazed.
Hoping...
As these speeding times from them fade,
The future will validate their stubborn behavior.
And everyone else who did face to remove their obstacles,
Will be the ones who have become declared insane.

Keep that mind of yours closed and your fingers crossed.
Who knows?
Perhaps that advanced babbling you overhear,
Will actually not be yours to admit!
Afterall...
So many will be doing it.
Even if yours is kept to a minimum to excuse or deny.

They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And yet they find themselves in the midst of it.
People.
They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And wont admit themselves to be misfit,
People.

They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And yet they find themselves in the midst of it.
People.
They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And wont admit themselves to be misfit,
People.

They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And yet they find themselves in the midst of it.
People.
They run to hide their mental instabilities,
People.
And wont admit themselves to be misfit,
People.


Comments about Increasing Mental Instabilities by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (12/22/2013 4:48:00 PM)

    I like it when you're on a roll, Lawrence. We call this mentality 'Passing the Buck' (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, December 23, 2013


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