After Thought, Release

a monk's life from Bryan flickr.com
a monk's life from Bryan flickr.com
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Suffering angel from Mohamad Intani flickr.com
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Simplicity from Nana B Agyei flickr.com

After Thought, Release

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Why do I cling so vehemently to thought,

when my soul pleads just 'being',

yet I chose not the life of a monk,

a life lost in a higher consciousness,

still and repellent of the world of illusion.


I chose the world with all its lies,

and knowing just makes it harder,

to adjust to the illusions and still breath the same air,

still feel the pain and witness the unravelling,

the decimation and suffering of the mindless ignorant.


How can I hold tightly my ideals,

when no matter what they are they fail,

at end proven wanting,

laced with the ineptitude of human reason,

and undermined by our limits of intellect.


I wish I could experience the majesty of a tree,

rooted firmly in life, in perfect harmony,

one with all living, without intention,

simply being and abiding the natural laws,

and sharing sustenance.


How I wish to experience the release of that simplicity,

to be at rest amidst the purity of nature,

rather than contend with it,

suck the life out of it,

and deplete it to the point of collapse.


My thoughts may find wings,

yet they are just the beginning of a far greater journey.


Why be complicated when you can flow with life, think gentle thoughts and accept the natural world.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Not sure what you're trying to say Anand, but I appreciate you dropping by and taking the time to comment.


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ThyUrbanMonk 3 years ago from India

I felt like,

Oh My lord.

These words.Wah !


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You're too kind FR; thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Marie, glad you liked it and appreciate you taking the time to comment.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Nice images.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Dear Tony,

Profound and beautiful thoughts. Your poetry is always superb. I must catch up to all of your wonderful poetry!

Up and more and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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