And Who...

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And Who...

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


And who is here to change my mind,

to languish into my maudlin thoughts,

and all the pain that passed me by,

when true I should have yielded.

What good this course that brought me here,

to dissect, regret and if only pine,

when none can change this past right now,

its deeds, good, bad and done.


And who is here to lead me out,

from this bent on self-enlightenment,

to understand just what I chose,

and pick up the pieces when I'm broke'.

What good this introspection,

if it tires me to abject exhaustion,

and all I get in response to it,

is my muddied conclusions of morality.


And who is here to dictate to me,

the way I live my life,

my ideals of love and creative voice,

my sanity held on a thread.

What good this individuality,

if no-one gives a shit,

not cares for my beliefs or thoughts,

and in retrospect disrespects my gift.


And who is here to judge me,

my thoughts all mine alone,

and holding onto who I am,

is all that I can own.

What good are goods and shackles,

while a heart and soul eclipse,

the meaning of existence,

in a bag of fish and chips.


Who indeed...



What best suits our soul, is often what questions our heart. The journey is always the gift.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Colin, you are too kind but your words are always appreciated. Wishing you and your felines an easy listening evening with some poetic distractions- from me and my cat Beast in Adelaide, in the depths of winter. I think women are beautiful everywhere; my heart melts easily- which is a good and a bad thing. Take care.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well you, that's who, Sir Tony, and your writing and your words and ideas always seem effortless as if all of the rest of us are still playing catch up with you .....and you still leave us behind in the poetic dust.

Just home from work to Colin's jazz cafe is playing John Coltrane and now Chet Baker at lake erie time 5:26am and sending warm wishes to you my friend from Colin and his cat crew

and yes I love Australian women, they are beautiful.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Martin. Yeah, I'm a one finger bandit, but after about 1,500,000 words I've gotten as least average at typing. Take care.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

wonderful reflection. thank you. I wish I could type better. we could have a great exchange.

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