Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 94,564 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Too Down To Earth - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Are those wise who are observant,
To question with curiosity...
That which seems disconnected,
But appears to be accepted to affect...
An environment gone unprotected?
No one seems to seek answers,
But quick with each other to get upset.
Are those wise who are observant...
Too idealistic?
And can not believe this is what the people wish,
Want and pray to get.

Are those wise who are observant,
To question with curiosity...
Why people are opposed to those,
Who challenge their beliefs?
When clearly those beliefs religiously entrap.
And have led to bloodshed and self hatred baited,
By blinded and confused minds on urban streets.
With many absent of discipline, dignity or identity,
Shown to be proudly relished to be constantly released.
Are those wise who are observant,
Too down to Earth to see minds historically diseased.
And tragically existing to live to feed just on delusions?

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  • (6/11/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    Love is not an elusion; love is pure basic human essence which can change. Entrapped in love is worth living. And love is contagious. Spread it around. Too idealistic or too real?
    Thanks for a different perspective and exquisite poem.

    Don Nguyen

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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