Secret Minds

Secret_2011_12_11_003 from P.Bizzle Source: flickr.com
Secret_2011_12_11_003 from P.Bizzle Source: flickr.com
Secret from Barbara Bedoni Source: flickr.com
Secret from Barbara Bedoni Source: flickr.com
280111 Secrets from Lily_S Source: flickr.com
280111 Secrets from Lily_S Source: flickr.com

Secret Minds

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Puerile the snap, all the judgements made,

in hast, in bitter torment, the defenceless tirades,

to prop our egos so fragile and make,

insecurities and truths too real for us to take.

Funny how resolute we become in defence,

to protect the lies and the deceptions we vent,

like rabbits in burrows all silent and safe,

the presence of life is a conclusion mistake.

Driven by fear and the shame of denial,

we so easily drift in a stagnant lifestyle,

penning the wins and ignoring defeat,

to protect all the lies and the secrets we keep.

If only we’d make peace with our tormented selves,

accept all the faults and the lies that we’ve held,

to bolster our vision of truth and self-worth,

but in reality denigrate our credibility or worse.

Truth is a pure and caustic resolve,

but thought it comes freedom and peace to absolve,

all the secrets that keep us so still in our lives,

and limit our passage and the joys to survive.

Facing the demons can only uplift,

a soul with intentions but a weakness to drift,

and in accepting the darkness that resides in us all,

we release it from harm and in heart make that call.


More by this Author


Comments 8 comments

Tony DeLorger profile image

Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated ImKarn, glad you connected.

Take care.


ImKarn23 profile image

ImKarn23 4 years ago

Facing ourselves and looking inside is something only the most evolved seem to be able to do. It is difficult and painful and most would rather just not! Those that do learn so much, tho, that the suffering is worth it! This was absolutely beautiful in it's rhythm and it's message..


Tony DeLorger profile image

Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Kind words Krystal, and much appreciated.


KrystalD profile image

KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

This is a very serious topic and you handle it so masterfully :)


Tony DeLorger profile image

Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you do erickcb, I appreciate you taking the time.


Tony DeLorger profile image

Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it ytsenoh. Thanks for dropping by.


erickcb 4 years ago

i liked your poem very much.


ytsenoh profile image

ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Very, very nice--flows so nicely for the subject. Thank you. Thumbs up.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working