Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 6,579 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Represented By Observation


People do not listen with intent to comprehend.
People hear what they want to.
Even if the words they hear were never mentioned.

He specifically stated 'No acts of terror will be condoned'.
And those hearing what they wished heard him say this,
'What was done was an act of terror'.
Even with his taped remarks repeated...
Those who oppose his comments,
Still hear what they want to hear.
Because people do not listen to achieve clarity.
And this is represented by observation.

To describe and act not yet committed,
Is different than hearing those insisting...
There was something they heard,
But nothing of it was mentioned...
To fit their twisting of it.

~So what is it that you're saying? ~

'I like my pizza topped with onions, green peppers...
Roasted red peppers and saugage.'

Submitted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Edited: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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