Intolerable

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Intolerable

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Intolerable, the sway of words,

the lies veiled in a fashioned tone,

over hooks, sharp and jagged,

aligned to tear flesh off bone.



Unhinged the stark reality,

that pretense draws on truth,

when denial forces hardship's cause,

of sacrifice's gilded view.



When angel tears bathe strife on earth,

from those willing and life lost souls,

it is intent that means the difference,

for those selfish to deny, ignore.



For intent is all that balance asks,

in the paths of righteous men,

and the expression of all that truth imparts,

in the flow of life and death.



Choices are all we can grasp in life,

our words our bond and oath,

that kindness bind our motives true,

and lies not the hangman's rope.



Intolerable, the pain we cause ourselves,

when egos flight runs wild,

if not for the truth of inner light.

to recognise and abide in trial.



Self-knowledge is all we can attain here,

and true to ourselves we must be,

to live a strong and productive life,

and not in pain of past, repeat.



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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks unknown spy, glad you enjoyed my words. Thanks for dropping by.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Your ending is really a thumbs up! and you have a nice choice of photos. Keep ot up! all my votes/


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Qudsia, glad you enjoyed.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Intolerable, the pain we cause ourselves,

when egos flight runs wild,

if not for the truth of inner light.

to recognise and abide in trial.

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How very true! Wonderfully written.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it, SkeetyD. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Suzette, I'm glad you enjoyed my thoughts. Thanks for dropping by.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

Wonderful poem. Full of emotions. Angst and truth


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

True to ourselves we must be - love those words. Actually, I was pulled in by the photo- looks like a vertical puzzle. Your words in this poem are terrific and we all have to deal with lies in this world. It is tough at the time, but like you say we learn about ourselves. The most deceptive lies are those we tell ourselves. But, sometimes perceptions are so different between two people. Very insightful poem. Voted up!

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