Restless in the Arms of Life

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Restless in the Arms of Life

By Tony DeLorger © 2103


In the arms of life,

great worlds collide,

minds seek answers,

and the undercurrent

of the natural world,

placates inevitable collapse,

from intelligence aspired

to be just too dangerous

to succeed.


In this the cradle of awareness,

earth vibrates within extremes,

from the deliverance of ego,

to the desecration of natural order,

all from beings in infancy,

too arrogant to realise

the pathway,

forged with reckless disregard,

is the very path of mortal end.


Too much, too soon,

engraved on the tombstone of humanity,

not 'with a loving heart we tried'

but 'we took what we could, until there was no more',

and so continues the downward spiral,

the inevitable destruction,

from children unable to share,

unable to see past the self,

in this search for meaning and purpose.


Smart enough to be self-destructive,

not smart enough to find peace in a heart,

and find purpose with one another,

faith in one another,

that we can create something of real value,

not wealth, not power but love,

the one potential that can define humanity,

bring us to peace and harmony,

where intellect aspires to be omniscient, not controlling.



It's not to late, to undo the travesty and invest in love.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it Jodah. Thanks again for your comment.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

Powerful words Tony, and haunting images. Amazing poem ++

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