Propensity is Not a Conclusion
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Propensity is not a foregone conclusion, nor the slightest excuse,
it is the dark subtle mist of inner being, swelling for recognition.
Contrite it may be for its unsettling hands, it is still the quiet manipulator,
the ever present primordial adjunct to our inner drive.
Unaware though we may be to this swaying viper,
it contrives to dismember the logic of present with the latent force of past,
to disseminate confusion and to force recognition of the dark recesses of mind,
the inner tainted child, through the eyes of ancestry.
Prisoners we may be to this silent seemingly passive unconscious,
all too happy to rise to consciousness and pervade our waking moments of clarity,
and create havoc in the world of cognisance.
But can we reject this invasion, disassociate with this potential menace?
Choice is all we have, all we need when thought is active.
Where we lean we do not have to remain,
do not have to partake of the gently flow of past experience,
and can change what future brings.
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