Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Free From Any Involvement


Life comes to present to us all,
Losses to accept to eventually let go.
Even though lamented sentiments,
Are difficult to experience...
Without, somehow, letting them show.

Life comes with it a price to pay as well.
And for some this doing seems a daily process.
With lessons to dismiss,
Or just ignore them to not benefit.
To continue to resist as tears from eyes drop.

And still people live as if indifferent,
To what it is they condone and permit to not stop.
With a pretense to have no acknowledgement.
Although appearing at their doors,
Are imprints of their muddied footsteps galore.

'Who is coming to help us resolve 'our' problems,
To allow us to be free from any involvement? '

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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