Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Grandiose Delusion - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

An affectation of grandeur.
Boosted by absurd exaggeration.
Does not daze those of self praise.
Quickly to further inflate,
The massiveness of their egos.

Why has it become shocking,
When those disbelieving...
Have adopted a consciousness to mock,
Every aspect of their lives...
Based upon the advocating,
And the supporting of accepted lies.

It isn't a phenomenon,
That so many are offended...
When confronted by truth.
Or learn they have been deceived and seduced,
By cheaters who leech on mentalities to dupe.

And the expense of lieing,
Hasn't been determined to be cost effective?
Who is too blind and not in their right mind to admit,
Their quality of life remains unchanged...
With no adverse affect that is not noticed by this?

And those unafraid to face the truth as it is,
Are often the ones character assassinated...
Reduced to humiliation.
Degradation; emotionally drained...
And can not refrain from the weeping of tears.

Why has it become shocking,
When those disbelieving...
Have adopted a consciousness to mock,
Every aspect of their lives...
Based upon the advocating,
And the supporting of accepted lies.
Why?

It is the grandiose delusion kept,
That one is better, smarter...
AND above the rest.
Yet the only eividence of this being nonsense,
Is swept to be hidden...
Under thick and window dressed,
Highly paid and impressive looking thugs!

It isn't a phenomenon,
That so many are offended...
When confronted by truth.
It is the massiveness of their egos,
By cheaters who leech on mentalities to dupe.
And the advocating of lies to tell,
Many find easier to do.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, January 18, 2013


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