I am an Onion no more

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I am an Onion no more

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I peal away at the layers,

each one a postscript of my heart,

added in some vain attempt

of abstinence from living.

I wallow in what drove my past,

led me to bitter ends,

the leanings of which

are still open and raw.

Like wounds untended,

my flesh is bloody and gaping,

the sadness of my discontent,

opened to infection.

Yet these layers are almost done,

the core lesser of my pain,

more of my essence,

my latent potential.

Here I add layers of hope,

each one a prologue,

a new beginning.

My wounds become scars,

tough little joins of flesh,

reminders of vulnerability,

of lessons content with outcome.

From here I find me,

the freedom of a soul devout in movement,

forward searching, life inspiring.

From here I learn to fly,

to explore new boundaries,

new love, new passion.

Layers now turn to petals,

unfurled,

in the light of truth.

Layers without purpose dissipate,

and a soul remains open to possibility,

vulnerable, yet receptive.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks jaded-Oldie, glad you enjoyed it.

And thanks to you Asma, and keep on writing I shall.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

beautiful poem your expression and theme is unique.keep writing like this .


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Jaded-Oldie 5 years ago from UK, in a quiet little corner of Essex

That's lovely!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thankyou Tim, a grand compliment. I'm glad you connect with my words and appreciate your comment.


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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

"Here I add layers of hope,

each one a prologue,

a new beginning."

Excellent, Tony ... truly remarkable.

I read in this great work of awakening that you have accepted responsibility, without tring to project any blame ... you acknowledge the difficult moments of the past, and then resolve to move on with an optimistic hope, while being aware of the inherent struggles a brave new growth will inevitably present - articulated in great poetic fashion; a masterpiece!

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