Lawrence S. Pertillar
Appearances Of Weakness
It is not a weakness to express,
Heartfelt emotion to expose its depth.
In tears shown to drip from eyes.
Or in confessions made to get off their chests.
And these are the people others consider to be weak.
However, appearances of weakness is not in their reach.
Only those still going through roleplay poses,
To perceive with taught beliefs they keep...
Are those who accept that deceiving themselves,
With ambitions kept to impress others...
Can not or will not project a direct honesty.
Although to gossip behind someone's back,
For many is a normality with a doing of that daily.
For whatever the reason...
Trustworthy people seem to be at a minimum.
Yet more of the 'others' want to prove their strength,
By pretending they have no weaknesses.
Although lieing to themselves is what that is.
'Those who show tears are weak.'
~And those who don't are what?
~Then what category do you put those,
Who have proven their strength...
And still can expose emotion,
With a showing of their tears?
Where do you fit these 'misfit' expressions.~
'I just know women do things,
Men aren't suppose to do? '
~And you learned this correctness of etiquette,
TV? The movies?
Or from some tribal ritual? ~
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