Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,473 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Upkeep Of Images - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Approaching a broken fence,
With a brush and a can of paint...
Believing to change its appearance,
With a few minutes given to it.
And a mending with a healing,
Of fresh and accepted perceptions...
Would again quite admirable.

Wouldn't it be better and cost effective,
If denials were rejected?
And a broken fence needing to be removed,
Would be viewed as a needed thing to do?
IF denials and excuses were not used,
To dilute with a diffusing of reality.

'Maybe you are right.
None of us have heard it stated that way.
We have spent millions,
On the upkeep of images...
And outdated appearances.
With a hope our efforts would influence,
Those times we wish unchanged to stay...
With us forever,
In a never-to-age-land of fantasies.'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 5, 2012

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