poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Obedient To Fear

When I stopped lieing to myself,
Many years ago in my late 20's...
I was on my way,
To an entirely different point of view of life.
A way of life and outlook,
Not too many shared.

And as I have gotten older...
And much more persceptive.
I've noticed,
How rich with self deceit people are.
And often are closeted...
About anything that concerns truth!

The smaller the town.
The smaller the mind...
And mindsets of those controlled,
By what others think.

Although the majority of those 'thinking'...
Anything,
Are illiterate...
Dysfunctional and obedient to fear.
With a stunting of maturity done,
By severe ignorance...
Enforced upon younger generations,
Who will spend their entire lifetime being children.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 25, 2010

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