In Retrospect...a poem

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In Retrospect

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Even now in retrospect,

my thoughts back then were right except,

I recognised not my heart reside,

within its truth, not from my eyes.


Had I listened my path go straight,

but lessons lost and ends negate,

the understanding that pain delivers,

not sleepless nights in chills and shivers.


Strange creature we in stubborn state,

clinging to our deluded fate,

when hearts do whisper what we know,

and we reject for pride and show.


It is well we delve into our souls,

where words of truth resound and glow,

seated deep within our being,

is all we ever question or dream.


In human world questions float adrift,

searching for that perfect gift,

that resolution of an answer makes,

two halves a whole for life's own sake.


Within the heart these two exist,

together, questions and answers lift,

an open mind to take complete,

the truth endowed, no doubts to meet.


Listen to the beat of your own heart,

for it whispers truths only you recognise.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it, Museforthemoment. Thanks for dropping by.


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Museforthemoment 3 years ago from Idaho

This is a great. The poem started in a state of darkness, lost, searching. And ending in a state of clarity, direction, and focus. This poem traveled a great distance in a short amount of time. No one can answer the question we all seek.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you for your kind comment frogyfish. I'm glad you enjoyed my words.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you appreciated it FR; your kind words struck this heart. Take care.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

Hindsight, recognition...beautifully spoken. Your last two lines fulfill your lovely thoughts in poetry.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Superb and very beautiful as to the heart knowing . . . can be painful, but when we recognize what our heart feels, and where love resides, it is beyond thrilling to truly love from the heart. True beauty is revealed through one's heart. Stunning and very interesting imagery.

Voted up ++++ and sharing.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Deegha; glad you related to my thoughts. Take care.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very brilliant and so true indeed. The truths of our all question that we seek outside rests within our own heart and we only need the time and depth to understand it. The peace within us, if found then life is a very happy trip. Both the extremes like our restive self and the resource of love is within our own heart just needed to be felt to recognize the truth.

Thank you for this one. votes all up and sharing too.

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