My Resignation

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My Resignation

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


It is with a heavy heart that I hereby tender my resignation,

and in doing so alleviate the constant pressure and conscience of an irrepressible soul,

one forever open to the possibility of contentment, but overwhelmed by contention,

and the expectations of a fearless and pedantic master, myself.


What first I saw as sustainable has surely turned to shit in more ways than possible,

always shedding light on my own inadequacies and those who have judged me for it,

ever transforming an open heart, clinging to hope and some semblance of reason,

and a clear path to the happiness of resolution and the contentment of truth.


I fear I have taken on life with rose coloured glasses,

ever expecting greater things from myself and underestimating the imperfections that bind me,

the very core with which I struggle, the answer to every breath of denial,

and the learning of self, the acceptance of the irrefutable truth.


Finally, having fallen to myself so often, I resign myself unencumbered,

to let go the past with which I am tethered, lashed like a helpless beast,

and let my heart soar, regardless of state, into an uncertain future,

moments all that I have and will have, as life unfolds with trepidation.


Here in my husk I shall lay prostrate, touched by the warm winds of change,

open to the uninhibited and limitless arms of providence,

in every breath living with the thoughts of a loving heart,

and despite fault, forgiving what I cannot accomplish and accepting what I can.


I hereby resign from trying to please a world bent of indifference,

and follow a heart of good intentions regardless of opposition or judgement,

somehow finding peace in the maelstrom, honour in the battle,

and contentment at the end of days.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Aubrey, much appreciated.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Very powerful words, Tony...


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you related tlbliss, and thanks for the compliment. Appreciate you dropping by.


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tlbliss 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

I can relate to your words, but not sure if I could have written them as well as you have here in your hub. Good job :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Cat, glad you always get it. Thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it dghbrh; nice to hear from you.


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Its an awesome work, enjoyed reading it very much. Keep up the good work. All votes up and sharing it too.


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Hi Tony,

Expressed well as always- your words really connect with me! The past will weigh us down, esp. the more we think of it. We cannot move forward w/o comparison to it, resentment toward it, or longing for it once more. Wipe the slate clean and make room for the new :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated vikkijov. Take care.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you do Tranquilheart, it's nice to connect and appreciate our thoughts.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Kind words poetvix, and much appreciated. Thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks viveresperando, I'm glad you connected to my thoughts. Have a great day.


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viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

This is quite beautiful. Allowing ourselves to forgive ourselves for our short comings is a great step towards healing. Allow yourself to find your new path with an open heart. Changing courses is not giving up on past endeavors it is allowing ourselves to grow and move forward. Have a beautiful day.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I had to go with awesome but wanted to have a powerful button to pick from. I really like that while it reflects the overwhelming feeling of adversity, it ends on a most positive note that reflects personal power. Hubtastic and very real!


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Tranquilheart 4 years ago from Canada

I feel the same way, Tony

Well said


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vikkijov 4 years ago from Mystic, CT

very well said . . . it's something to learn, but just make yourself happy.

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