Poem Hunter
For No Apparent Reason
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

For No Apparent Reason

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

Those gifted with selected memories,
Never seem to admit...
Their presence at the scene of misdeeds done.
And yet can express to the minutest detail,
Of what someone else to them has inflicted.
As they were innocently being attacked,
For no apparent reason.
While they did the best they could,
To make attempts to comprehend the sense of it.

And this they wish,
With a re-telling of such events...
As convincingly as possible.
There is just one problem in the doing of this.
There are too many people,
Making claims they had been victimized...
Without having any knowledge of their participation.

And the eyes of those who choose to remain sane,
Do their best to keep at distances invisible...
To the doings of those refusing any hints of reality.
Or the phenomenon of the presence of truth.

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