I Exaggerate Not

If I knew what to do and say,
To feel in the doing...
What I did was appropriate,
I would do those things...
Without hesitation.
But I would be more observant,
Of the environment I was in.

I have learned today,
Even saying with a doing...
Of that which 'is' appropriate,
Will be misunderstood...
By those not comprehending,
What is appropriate from that which isn't.
And what is not intended to offend.

Even saying hello to someone today,
Can put one's life in jeopardy!
And I exaggerate not!
People have become protective of their insanities,
To which I pretend goes unnoticed.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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