Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 68,697 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Insights Have Suddenly Changed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

As it was and expected,
In days prolonged...
When people rejected what for them,
Had either been right or wrong...
And choosing with druthers to judge others,
With a familiarity accepted to invite...
Overnight.
Limiting insights have suddenly changed.

And many wishing things to remain the same,
Have discovered others to have those priorities tossed.

Confusion and conflicts in minds that sit,
Are finding few sympathetic.
For them common sense has become a benefit.
As they awaken to embrace a higher consciousness.
Overnight.
Limiting insights have suddenly changed.

And with a tight grip on nostalgia,
Reminisced slipping away.
And distancing themselves from others who insist,
They have chosen this!
But 'something' has connected and they can not stay.

And...
Like a shaking quake,
Coming unexpectedly to split the Earth...
Many are finding for them it is worthless,
To confine their minds,
Within times that have moved on.
Yesterdays have gone.
And excuses made have been replaced.

A world without end.
With a changing to do over and over and over again,
For 'some' and not the many to witness.
An attempt to prevent change,
Presents its dire consequences.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013


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