Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

With Age Comes Opened And Widened Eyes - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Those who come to unite together,
With the taking of steps to prevent success...
Of just one,
To ensure defeat to that one is done...
Come to create the doing of their own failure.
And not having the sense of a consciousness,
To comprehend...
When anyone attempts to prevent success,
In a doing that succeeds...
They eliminate themselves from achieving,
What they perceive someone else will receive...
Since those with determined wicked egos,
Would rather without letting go...
The depths of their own creation!

'They enjoy defeating others.
Believing this leaves them successful.'

~But they cheer the success of the spreading of it.
Without knowing they've become the ones most affected.~

'It is best not to argue with that kind of ignorance.
One day they will come to understand,
A disease they create to infect another...
Does not leave them immuned from it.
That a watching to approve someone else defeated,
Does not keep them to nourish alone separately.
If they are the extended branches on a tree.
And many kept blind can not see their lives that way.
Gleefully dance they do as they destroy the roots of it.
All of what had been part of the tree dies.'

~What are you saying? ~

'With age comes opened and widened eyes.
And I've never seen anyone run,
Without feet to do it done.
But I have witnessed a lot of fools trying to prove it.'

~What are you saying?
I don't understand.~

Take this ax.
Now chop off your own foot,
To believe it will cause me the pain.'

~Why would I do something stupid like that,
To believe it would cause 'you' pain? ~

'Why would someone create another's defeat,
To believe they will not be affected?
Pain to feel is eventually felt by all.'

You take the ax.
Chop off your own foot.~

'Why would I want to de-feet myself?
Without one day wanting to see you de-feeted too.'

Topic(s) of this poem: wisdom

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 5, 2014

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