Giving Up...the lost intent

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Giving Up

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


When indeed does giving up form its crusted shell,

endowing us with melancholy thoughts,

lost in the time of our consciousness,

and at the end of our acceptance and tolerance.


Why can we simply let go our resolve,

take in the abandonment of a lost cause,

when life is carried within it,

blooms from the root of it.


How can we so recklessly end our commitment,

to embrace the potentials of life,

when it takes us to the limits of endurance,

when sad hearts recognize themselves in reflection.


Perhaps we are so long as a taper, finite,

and when the light finally extinguishes,

all darkness returns,

to an empty and soulless end, betrayed of purpose.


Yet what perception governs that definitive,

disables intent to an early end,

when possibility dictates otherwise,

and life supports all energies in transformation.


How we presume our end in conclusion,

is much about our strength of resolve,

and giving up is no solution,

to a problem ill-conceived and unwritten.


Giving up is exhaustion not tempered by consideration,

a response to being overwhelmed in some way,

based on emotional bleating in the face of harsh life,

rather than a pragmatic, conscious decision.



Giving up is selling yourself short. We are far more capable that we think we are, at coping with the world and all its challenges. All we have to do is believe in ourselves.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks and appreciated as always Colin. Getting by sometimes is all we can do. But you know, in the end none of these physical realities matter too much. We are often saved by simply perceiving things in a different way. A wise man once told me that nothing is worth getting too excited about. Life balances itself out with or without our help. Sometimes you just have to see where the cards fall, and go with it. Speak soon.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Rescuing another orphan Tony and I always love the images you use with your writing. Currently listening to the 'great' Al Green and loving your words as always .....many days I just feel like giving up and crawling into a little ball and returning to my mommy's womb, lol.

I just left a nice reply to you on my new one.

I hope too all is well with you in your life and with your furried mate.

You just know that I love my two.

See you on FB with another plug, link and post

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