Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

We Get Back What We Invest - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is a deficit of 'ifs'.
Promises and failed commitments.
Allowed to excuse yet fades,
Truth.
Integrities.
And remaining to decay...
Beliefs betrayed.

Honesty given to receive,
Has gone.
To replace it with impressions to make.
Like songs once sung,
With lyrics to understand...
No one is listening to comprehend.
Regardless of the message,
Rhythmically enhanced to dance...
In performances that are down low and funky.
Done to do from Sunrise to Sunset.

Saying what it is to be felt and meant,
Often isn't what it is but said to convince...
Just to do for the purpose,
To leave believed content deceived.
And we get back what we invest.
With a manifesting of that kept interest.

There is a deficit of 'ifs'.
Promises and failed commitments.
And we get back what we invest.
Yes.
With a manifesting of that kept interest.
Although some have expectations,
That are left to be raised these days.
But...
Why should anyone be upset to then protest,
A representation that best reflects...
Their kept interests.
Matched with a reality they have kept deceived.

Honesty given to receive,
Has gone.
To replace it with impressions to make.
Done to do from Sunrise to Sunset.
To wish for something else to get.
Yet...
There is a deficit of 'ifs'.
Promises and failed commitments.
Allowed to excuse yet fades,
Truth.
Integrities.
And remaining to decay...
Beliefs betrayed.

It is from Sunrise to Sunset,
We get back what we invest.
Yes.
We get back what we invest.
From Sunrise until that Sun sets.

And on and on it goes,
To show...
Nonstop,
An adapting adopted that is preferred,
That truth remains to stay deluded.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 21, 2016



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