Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,856 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

That Which Is Without Depth - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Shallow.

'What is? '

That which is without depth.

Deception.

'Who is being deceived? '

People kept from a truth to believe,
Whatever to them expressed to accept.

'So can someone be shallow,
And express without depth...
Deceive purposely to be believed? '

Someone who is shallow,
Is rarely connected to any depth.
Although they can be easily deceived,
To not expect a deception they quickly accept...
With an unsuspecting thoughtlessness.
And rely upon...
That which is without depth.

'And what about truth?
How will I know the reality of it? '

Find to climb the highest tree you can.
Then jump from the top of it.

'But I am not a bird.
I will break my neck.'

See how quickly you visualized that?
Truth has a similar effect.
Once you've put all of your delusions to the test,
Truth, reality and what has been deceived...
Clears immediately in your mind,
When life experiences have been received.
To never again question the simplicity of it.
Or the limits of fiction and fantasies.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2013



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