Endowed

Knowledge is the key 30 x 40 oil on canvas from Liamoz  Source: flickr.com
Knowledge is the key 30 x 40 oil on canvas from Liamoz Source: flickr.com
Forebears in the ether from Hank Connor Source: flickr.com
Forebears in the ether from Hank Connor Source: flickr.com
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Echo of the past in the future from Faerie Girl Source: flickr.com

Endowed

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Endowed with the knowledge of past events,

we tread the paths of futures sent,

and despite ourselves we circumvent,

all reason and rational thought.


In hast we make the same mistakes,

elude to and blame all else for sake,

and ignore what we already take,

for truth of experience given.


Funny how our sight is just,

when what we see is smoke and dust,

installed in mind an abject lust,

for lies that never heal.


Denial has become the common thread,

illusion rife inside our heads,

ignoring all ancestral beds,

from where that knowledge springs.


What learning we adopt in hope,

of living better and in pain less scope,

and listen to those voices, cope,

with life in glorious bounds.


Instead we choose in arrogance lose,

and for pride endure and mistakes imbue,

our lives with pain and in lies a ruse,

we hurt ourselves and truth.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Aubrey, for your continued support.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Very provocative piece Tony. I especially like the third stanza.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Canscorpion. Thanks for dropping by.


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Canscorpion 4 years ago from Steel Town

Ironic Truth of life... its a great thing to write beautiful without leaving the boundaries of truth, few writers could maintain it, and You are one of them! :)

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