Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 74,250 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Masked Behind The Masses - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Aging does not guarantee,
A wisdom and knowledge follows.
Look around.

How many fools can be spotted,
Dropping chaos without a stop?
Or finding explanations for ignorance expressed?
To create more mayhem in a diplomatic mess.
Receiving certifications for 'higher' learning...
Promoting fools to rule and direct.
Suppressing freedoms,
Only the privileged share and express.
Examining colors of skin...
As they disease themselves with sexual sins?
Ruining nature to advance wickedness...
Impressed with greed,
And other needless satisfactions fed.
Left prioritized to address,
After ceremonies of those sent to their deaths.

Destroying lives with scientific ineptness.
Perfecting weapons with barbaric heartessness,
To protect interests of theirs and not the rest.
Affecting with less understanding...
That infect with more accepting divisions laid,
Branded with pointless decisions made...
In confessions that brings no one a mind upgrade,
With a salvation on the horizon that saves.

And we can say this is the way to advance?
To enhance what?
The thrill of witnessing exposed guts?
While more of this sits in preparation to afflict...
In an unresisted twistedness,
Unfolding to unleash much regret.
And a forgotten peace distanced in neglect.

Aging does not guarantee,
Wisdom and knowledge follows.
Look around.

We have been conditioned,
To accept clowns wear painted faces!
However...
This 'circus' that has been employed,
To spread cheer enjoyed.
Is masked behind the masses,
Continuing to grow much annoyed!

Aging does not guarantee,
Wisdom and knowledge follows.
Look around.
Even the ground we thought once sacred,
To provide and feed our needs...
Bleeds with toxic waste!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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