Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 7,356 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

(The) Acceptance of a Nothingness


Somehow the meaninglessness...
Many describe as senseless,
Has a meaningfulness...
In a useful kind of way.

The acceptance of a nothingness...
As it is applied,
Has a purpose that drives curiosities...
To perceive a conception connected,
With a totalness lived.
Yet arguably not perfected.

And rejecting this completion given,
As 'part of' a mural of existence...
Does not validate,
A separateness.
Like a timeless void without exits.
And since there aren't any witnessed...
It sits.

Since there is an attention given it.
Even within the abstraction that attracts,
A collective misunderstanding of what it is.
Whatever it is,
That we...
You and I try scientifically to determine.
In our limited mindsets to fit it in.

And even if that meaningless nothing,
Is described as senseless...
There is a meaningfulness of it,
That is with us here to stay!

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2009

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  • Gold Star - 13,687 Points Roseann Shawiak (9/11/2014 12:51:00 AM)

    Uncanny poem, I love it! You have one layer on top of another over another, brilliant poem! I too have written about nothing in some of my poems, nothing has great depth doesn't it? Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Erika Wingo (4/26/2014 1:53:00 PM)

    Meanings hidden within meanings... I like it very much! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 163 Points Prasanna Kumari (10/30/2012 11:11:00 PM)

    very abstract writing with layers of meaning.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,411 Points * Sunprincess * (8/24/2012 7:28:00 PM)

    I agree acceptance is the key... :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Apphia Garcia (9/8/2011 9:37:00 AM)

    just amazing simply talented i am almost on the brink of tearing up to see the depth of this poem the thought that went into it i wish one day my skill will be almost as good as yours. i loved this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Louie -Love & Peace- Levy (10/21/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    Mr Pertillar, I could never fathom that there would be within me nearly as many writs as you've written to read, here on this Poem hunt free site.
    Did you write this one poem in leu of all of the other 6579 as an
    Acceptance of a Nothingness or, and may be the numerous quantity of Something?
    We do share our work in Taj Mahal Review. Best Wishes for Love and Peace

    ...louie L. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Ric S. Bastasa (8/18/2009 8:08:00 PM)

    i completely agree. To become full one must recognize a certain emptiness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Indira Renganathan (5/17/2009 10:45:00 AM)

    Quitr analytical...suitable title....you sound perfect in second and last stanzas....great thought (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Fiona Davidson (5/11/2009 5:29:00 PM)

    Excellent write Lawrence...and one that makes me think...Fi 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Vidyadhara ..... (5/10/2009 9:01:00 AM)

    Philosophical work...
    Nothingness or somethingness
    Are all part of this existence......which may be an illusion (Report) Reply

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