Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 6,682 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Innocence Has Taken Flight


So many moving further away from the basics,
With a determination to complicate...
A simple way of appreciating life,
Once thought magical and exciting at a time...
When minds were not bombarded to accept,
The presence of corruption, deception and crime.
But today...
It appears temptations and weaknesses are evident,
As evidence...
Innocence has taken flight.

With a speeding done that appears dedicated,
To leave behind all yesterdays...
A fast forward movement has advocated removing,
Those who have aged to witness time fly.
To be left to find excuses and more alibis,
As to why they sat to watch life with regrets.
Instead of adventuring to uncover,
Those sweet memories remembered and received...
As a peace of mind and happiness,
Is welcomed and better when reminisced.

'It seems to me that the past is all history now.'

That's why it is referred to as history.

'What? '

The past.
Very few have an ability to reminisce the future.

Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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