Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

As Far As Truth And Reality Goes


What is it that they are protesting now?

'They are protesting against the affects,
Of their treasured entitlements...
They protested to keep protected.'

What they are doing makes absolutely no sense.
NOW they protest against what offends them?
It seems to me they are touched with a bit of insanity.

'It's best to ignore them.'

Why?

'They are the same people who fought for the right,
For their sons and daughters to create havoc...
Wherever they go day and night.
With a doing of their best obscenities.'

But...
Didn't they once protest to 'get' these entitlements?

'Didn't you hear me say,
It is best to ignore them and walk away?
Everytime they come face to face with reality,
They either attempt to change it...
Or deny its existence.
And that is what we are now witnessing.'

Oh.
I didn't hear the walk away part.

'Try it.
But as far as truth and reality goes?
You will still confront those same folks,
Who will find some excuse to oppose it.'

Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (As Far As Truth And Reality Goes by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Francine, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  2. The face of a young woman in pink, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  3. Segundas/Sobre reudas, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  4. Snail Talk for Rosemary, Daniel Brick
  5. Dear Greg, Roxanne Dubarry
  6. Rosy flower, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Ideas, gajanan mishra
  8. Clad in Stars, Steven Rhoads
  9. No Chances, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. We Can Build, Naveed Akram

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]