A Battle Going On In Their Own Backyards

The only ones that can see what does not exist,
And prevent others from succeeding...
To accuse them of being something they insist,
Is the reason and cause for a production of failures...
Are the very same people destroying themselves,
To blame with their fingers pointed at someone else.

They will praise standards and values,
Even those with microscopes can not find.
They will undermine those who protect them,
Regardless of their self-centered states of mind.
They will paint a picture of a perfect quality of life,
Then charge a fee to get a glimpse of it in a museum.

But a reality to embrace with a facing of their mistakes,
To correct and confess them as they are as visualized...
As seen with a clarity by those eyes removed from disguises,
Is a fight between the ones deluded...
And the many who have begun to confront them with truth.
With a battle going on in their own backyards.

To validate with determination and persistent ignorance...
That fools can and will emerge victorious in their own defeat.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

what a poem! To validate with determination and persistent ignorance... That fools can and will emerge victorious in their own defeat. What to write except you are Lawrence as usual as ever!