Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 52,470 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Smoked Screens - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

A gamble projected to succeed,
Has failed miserably.
And it seems as though,
Those wishing to influence...
With more excessive tricks,
Are continuing to make false appearances...
From behind smoked screens.

As if to float on majestic clouds...
With no one aware of their slickness.
And no, they are not convincing enough,
Too many are awakening from all delusions.

And the acknowledgement of it,
For those snapping out from under a spell...
That had left them unconscious,
Can no longer avoid the attempts made...
To leave them permanently hypnotized.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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