Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 19,282 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Vivid, Bold And Direct - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

I am not here to bask in your delusions.
OR paint pictures to depict,
Realities you prefer that do not conflict.
Pastel colors are not on my palate.
Idealistic visions are not what I crave to taste.
I am not that kind of artist to entrap myself,
Or others to medicate...
On those landscapes to erase what aches.
To face that which is to accept and not reject,
Has a way to ease my digestion.
I like it vivid, bold and direct.
Those masquerading presentations,
I find difficult to stomach.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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