In Solitude, Lament
In Solitude, Lament
By Tony DeLorger © 2104
In solitude, thoughts echo within a mind,
scrambled in intensity until the random subsides,
leaving the passage of distinct thoughts in serenity,
like the crystal clear sound of a babbling brook,
amid natures silent breath.
In this place I find clarity,
find the truths within the chaos of life,
those sounds of my inner voice unencumbered by chatter,
and the oppression of racing doubts and fears,
ever-present in the human mind.
From here one can consider,
lay waste the jagged traps of conditioning,
and see, with pure vision, the rhapsody of unfolding life,
not judged but seen unveiled in truth,
and in potential elevated to reality.
In the serene stillness of my mind,
I encounter my demons and angels,
in their age old struggle and my own path instilled,
come to pass as a result of my paradigms,
my decisions for life's play.
I take not this time of serenity enough,
often lost in the random complexities of existence,
and hounded by decisions in waiting,
often cast aside in procrastination, life overwhelming,
the mind frustrated and in confusion.
I lament my inability to stay on task,
to live with a serene heart,
even amid this cacophony of mental traffic,
and the demands I place upon myself,
in the outpouring of my soul in life.
I can only pray for my betterment,
patience for myself and my imperfections,
witnessing the limitations I contrive,
as reasoning for my failures,
and knowing many answers come from that serene place,
that place between breaths, between thoughts,
and in the solitude of my being.
Learning to have a quiet mind is not easy, but being lost in the torrents of life's chaos is far more difficult.
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