(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Questions They Have Begun To Ask

Those today seeking to find answers,
For questions they have begun to ask...
Are the same ones who had no interest,
When signs to open their minds...
Were easily found to find everywhere.

But the messages to read with content,
Did not impress those wanting to address...
The schooling, background and degrees received,
By those who had not approached to get...
Approval or validation to deserve response.

Especially without obtaining certification.
Or first being invited to share their opinions...
When this step is required,
If anyone is wishing to gain appropriate attention.
And anyone not on the 'Who's Who' list,
Is depicted either to be disgruntled or a derelict.

Those today seeking to find answers,
Seldom refuse to ask those questions...
They know will offend,
Their lives protecting kept delusions.
And facing truth to have it revealed,
Is not politically correct to have truth effective.

'I am thoroughly appalled,
By the goings on today.'

~You?
I am completely miffed AND flabbergasted,
By the way these 'events' take place!
And...
From out of the blue for no reason at all.~

'If it were not for my daily martini,
I would be...
Outraged with disappointment.'

~Oh...
The horror.
The horror of it all.
I'm up to two olives a day myself.~

'Noooo? '

~Yes.
The stress.
I-I-I-I-I can't take it anymore.~

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

I don't know whether we really know until experiencing something ourselves. Is innocence lost to the need to have your own way - I often wonder. Do we need to stop something before it starts. Is Liberty worth the cost.