A Youth's First Mark

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Light at the end of the tunnel from pugglesisit Source: flickr.com

A Youth’s First Mark

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Ever sinning, ever led,

ever rescinding what I’ve said,

ever creating, ever spayed,

ever male, female dead.

Crushed by notions,

of stoic stance,

unbreakable minds,

in big-boy pants.

Societies whims,

forever held,

unleashed in regimes,

in capture meld.

Reluctant parry,

fears so entrenched,

nurtured to spoilt,

in life skills unspent.

Lost and so senseless,

delusions of pain,

in womb, dark, returning,

with nothing to gain.

By force must return to

potential a task,

blind faith implored

to relinquish the mask.

In life there’s a bounty,

for those who embrace,

the bravery of conquest,

abiding the race.

There is a light.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks PDX, glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear from you.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice Tony. I like this work. Very well done.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

So glad I continue to impress you with my work. Thanks again Phyllis, and have a great day.


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Phyllis Doyle 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Wow! This one is really a shout in the darkness of life. You are such a good poet and always keep me waiting for your next poem, for I love to read them.

Way UP!!!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Jessi, much appreciated.


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

This is touching. I liked the picture. It captures your attention right away.. Great Hub.

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