A Perfect Life_a poem

Garden from Tony DeLorger
Garden from Tony DeLorger
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Garden 2 from Tony DeLorger
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Limestone Life from Tony DeLorger
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Human Life from Tony DeLorger
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Perfection from Tony DeLorger

A Perfect Life

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Dismayed with reality and its harsh and crusty intent,

I seek the pure fantasy of a world I don't lament,

and in forging these new paths for a mind open to flight,

I discover a world of perfection, an epiphany of sight.


So intricate this fantasy world, so beguiling it stirs the heart,

as all that lives in form and cell are sharing and doing their part,

and from tiny specks to giants of form they rally for there deity,

and praise in selfless giving art, for each moment blessed and healthy.


I was so a taken back to see such beauteous fragile life,

I fell to knees in prayer for this, a world so void of strife,

and each life so delicate like jigsaws, just joined in perfect will,

and suckled on this vein of love, this blessed nutrient yield.


The more I sought the more I saw of life miraculous of heart,

and I my fancy the perception of it, could not understand its start,

for no man could imagine such a gift, such an impossible complex view,

and I as simple a human being could see that it all was true.


You see what I saw was no imaginary world, just the one that we are in,

each perfect stroke of genius, no man could evolve with a whim,

each life the perfection of creation, even our sorry bones,

for all our narcissistic ploys, its nature that guides us home.


In the end its how we perceive things, that brings our hearts to mend,

all that we have now done to life, no deity would commend,

but in seeing just what we have in us, is the beginning of our journey,

and realizing what this world could be, is worth our fight and earning.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you so much Lisa, so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks again MsDora, glad you enjoy my thoughts. Take care.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you liked it Cresentmoon2007, and thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated CrafytotheCore, so glad you enjoyed my work. Thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad it touched you Bobbi, and thank you for your kind words. Nice to hear from you. Take care.


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

Beautifully written. It opens our eyes to what is around us. It gives us thought to appreciate what we have and not dwell on what we are lacking in life. The pictures created a great visualization to the poem.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Deep philosophical concepts beautifully expressed. Energized by "but in seeing just what we have in us, is the beginning of our journey." Thank you.


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Cresentmoon2007 2 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Wonderful and I love the pictures as well.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

I love your writing and the pictures of the gardens are so beautifully paired.


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Tony,

What a beautiful poem for my early morning reading. I voted up, beautiful and amazing. Thank you for writing this---I felt it when it landed on my heart.

Have a wonderful week.

Bobbi Purvis


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Phyllis and I wish you a relaxing and contented evening. Take care.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Perfect thoughts, perfect words, perfect photos -- beautiful poem with deeply spiritual meaning. Thank you, Tony, for lifting my spirit tonight.

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