Lawrence S. Pertillar

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

When Truth To Them Is Revealed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Some who find their words disputed,
Refuse to argue an experienced life lived...
To face obstacles encountered.
And doing this to rid with facts of faith,
Without imagination to exaggerate.
May, if they chose to,
Listen to others but seldom become baited...
By those who live lives embellished.
And theatrically creative.
A bit too over-rehearsed.
And suspiciously imitated.

When truth to them is revealed,
Very few take facts into consideration.
Even one who has experienced life,
Begins to offend...
Someone urging to have an argument begin.
With a doing not to take,
Or replace embedded false beliefs...
To set aside or fade away for the sake of clarity.
When truth to them is revealed.

When truth to them is revealed...
Some can't take it.
They begin to shake.
When truth to them is revealed...
Some walk away and unable to face it.
When truth to them is revealed...
Some may sit.
And seem nervous as,
One with an itch.
When truth to them is revealed...
Some fake escapes with no apologies to make.
When the truth to them is revealed...
Some use excuses,
Of being abused.
To hide behind denial,
As a weapon to ignite a fuse.

Some can't take it.
When the truth to them is revealed.
And...
Some show shade,
To anyone who is in the 'light'.
When the truth to them is revealed.
And with it done polite.
Some can't take it.
To face it to embrace.
No!
Some will let their minds,
Just decay.
To defend pretense.
And...
Some will never take the truth to stay.
To defend pretense,
To keep it.
To defend pretense,
To keep it.
To defend pretense,
To keep it.

Topic(s) of this poem: truth


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  • Ramesh T A (8/27/2015 3:25:00 AM)


    Those who avoid truth are surely false in their dealings with all! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015


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