Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 6,627 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

With Clarity Achieved


When a mind is freed and released,
To experience a life lived with unavoidable changes...
One's perception of what is real and what isn't,
Often comes to offend...
Those not there to comprehend with intention,
One who did not choose but goes through...
A revealing of a clarity that one can not pretend.

As if for the first time one begins to breathe,
The freshness of air one receives to believe.
And with clarity achieved,
Deceit is revealed existing everywhere...
To see with a witnessing,
How easily reality can be manipulated...
With few conscious enough to be aware of it there.

Submitted: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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