Lawrence S. Pertillar

(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

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 (Represented By Observation 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

New Poems

  1. Friend Or A Lover?, Ronald Chapman
  2. Friday Date Night (Acrostic Poetry), Ronald Chapman
  3. Silence, Cheryl Griffith
  4. Freedom Is! (Regional Korea), Ronald Chapman
  5. a Poem Born in July, ronald stroman
  6. Peace, Jack Rolph
  7. Forget It! (Writers Block), Ronald Chapman
  8. Rapture, John Lars Zwerenz
  9. Speak up Luciana Berger MP, Barney Rooney
  10. Is this why Kurdistan?, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Wilfred Owen

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells:

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]