Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

Too Conditioned Not To Listen - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

So difficult it is to prevent a bandwagon,
Filled with story tellers sharing their lies...
And heading towards a cliff.
They either ignore.
Or pretend its presence does not exist.
Since they have not been convinced,
Facts can not be changed to be re-recreated.
And unruffled they remain,
Exaggerating and making false claims.

'You are heading towards a disaster.'
Voices shouting through bullhorns,
Used by those who had once made mistakes.
And have recovered from bad choices,
To realize correcting them they most appreciate.

But still...
Loving the tales told and deceiving themselves,
Made those who rode towards disaster...
Too conditioned not to listen.
Pay attention and/or comprehend,
Truth and its connection to reality.
Or a kept faith to keep not to fake,
A going through the motions to proclaim.
While blaming others they have defamed,
For being the ones to have victimized them.

'You are heading,
Towards a dis...'

~Finally.~

'Finally, what? '

~Stopped. Like the rest of us.
You could have prevented their steps taken,
With a 'bulldozer'.
And they would have stolen it from you.
To climb on it to drive themselves over the cliff.
Just to prove to you,
A doing just to have it done.~

'How stupid can anybody be? '

~That's what we've been trying to tell you.
But NO!
You had to discover that for yourself.
And believe it or not...
Here comes another one.
Filled with folks we may be related to.~

'Geeessssh.
What should 'we' do? '

~I'm going to wave.
You can do whatever you want.~

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015



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