Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Inevitable - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Even if you don't show up,
To witness it.
Reality will still exist.

Even when you take lunch breaks,
To shop for something to wear...
For the next happy hour.
After getting your hair done...
To attract eyes that stare!
It will be there.
Reality isn't going anywhere!

Reality is not at home,
Watching soap operas.
Or preparing for you,
By taking a warm shower!
Waiting for you to arrive,
To greet you with a welcoming kiss!

Reality isn't wrapped in pretty packages,
To give to you as a gift!
Giving you the opportunity,
To dismiss it...
Because you don't like how it appears!
As it is!
Whether you are thrilled with joy.
Or sobbing in tears!

Reality doesn't care,
If it is or isn't introduced...
To produce either happiness or fear.
It already knows you will meet it,
When you are finished with receiving,
Deception dressed in a cloak that falls!

Leaving you to bite your nails...
Disbelieving the raw details of it all.
And reality will be there when you call.
Stripped naked!
Baring your flaws...
And any remnants of defenseless delusions,
You may care to address!
To initiate debate.
Or contemplate in hesitation...
To give your impression of it!

It is show and tell time!
And this it knows...
Is inevitable!

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Comments about Inevitable by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (1/21/2008 1:25:00 PM)

    If there was ever a writer here with Flaws, then I must put my hand up Lawrence
    some times it can become such a useless artform trying to hide our real emotions and real inner feelings, I guess that that is one of the reasons that I enjoy this site so much

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((I CAN JUST BE ME))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Thankyou kind sir

    Love duncan X

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2008

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