Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 88,268 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Nothing To Do With Their Active Involvement - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A 'knowing' takes observation.
With a growing of a comprehension,
That connects with effectiveness.
Many have chosen to accept this,
As the main ingredient to their happiness.

Those affected by what is observed,
But reject the obvious as cause and reason...
Live in spaces they believe invisible.
With a series or excuses and denials,
From them sent to dispute a truth meant.
And a clarity that has been heaven sent?
Folks can not perceive in their daily routines,
Truth like this breaks through walls of cement.

There is something that can be said,
About those who try to escape...
From what they dread.
And it is all in their heads...
Cushioned by delusion,
That the appearance of what is...
Isn't for them to be experienced.

Nor Has it 'anything' or nothing at all,
To do with their active involvement.
And as long as they inhibit and reside within it,
There is a belief they keep pieces of it concealed.
And 'this' is believed by those with this perception,
They alone have choices
To pick and choose their own realities.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2011

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