Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

People Are Attempting To Escape From Facts - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A comfort in passing judgement on others,
Has its way of returning this activity...
Right back to those detractors.

For a long time it was believed the Earth was flat.
And there were scores of people,
Who would despise others...
Opposing with a difference of opinion.

In fact...
People were expected to keep their mouths closed.
As if to be kept sealed and 'labelled'.
Entrapped to pay for their lack of conformity.

Something about that has changed.

People are attempting to escape from facts...
To have others pay to enhance delusions,
That will never become realities.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 14, 2011

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