Intentions- we have many
Intentions, we have many
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Against all intentions,
life shapes our course,
and between what we fear,
what we want and what we do,
It is never life that succeeds or fails,
hides behind a cloak of denial,
revels in false bravado
or lays prostrate in a swill of stagnancy.
It is never life that denies us anything,
not happiness, wealth,
It is we alone,
who fashion the suffering
and ill-conceived plans of our downfall.
It is we, driven by misconceptions and doubt,
who create the web in which we struggle,
in which we blame all else for our shortcomings,
for our ineptitudes and lack of awareness.
Life is as sweet as a rose,
perfect in form,
in beauty and perfume,
enlivening the senses
to stand in awe of perfection.
Life is not cruel, nor forgiving,
it is a blank canvas on which to paint,
as vividly as we can,
the celebration of being.
What remains at the end of life,
be it a masterpiece
or a dark and formless mass of paint,
is up to us, in every way.
Life simply is, and our expression of it,