Absent

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Absent

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Absent in thought and emotions subdued,

when life's course dictates, my withdrawal imbued,

I cringe from those moments, overwhelmed by my fears,

holding fast to my promise, potential not tears.



I rest in my stupor, removed from my pain,

while truth hovers closely, its advances in vein,

lost in denial, I sit quietly in hope,

that the curse of inaction, will not limit my scope.



But as forces release and my shell under weight,

cracks slowly apart, in the path of that wake,

when all that I fear, collides head on with life,

my rest now so wasted, and pain now my plight.



When fear impales logic and gathers in flight,

the mind finds its weakness and shatters on sight,

and deep in the darkness, the potentials of thought,

can be muted, receded and not function at all.



For doubting oneself in any way or form,

can only detract from that inner strength born,

that core of your being that's fearless and brave,

so when life brings those changes, they're accepted and made.



To be absent is often a much needed rest,

from the relentlessness of life and our limits confessed,

but at end it is we who lose from this stance,

when challenges not met, impede our advance.



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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Leslie, and just to add to your comment, I have never once claimed sanity. Take care.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Sigh..the mind is such a strange, dark, incredible, and dangerous place! Add the ups and downs of life - and one is lucky to come out sane - never mind unscathed!

Soooo well said, Tony! Engrossing is the word that comes to....'mind'..


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it abantao8. Thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Kelsozlover. Much appreciated.


abanta08 4 years ago

I meant to write from this screen name. You're a great writer


Kelsozlover@hotmail.com 4 years ago

Great points

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