By Tony DeLorger © 2013
Drenched in loathing, aching mind,
self-deprecating for my human kind,
I wallow in my lifeless being,
while others thieve without me seeing.
And I all lost within my shell,
my curse has fashioned a living hell,
where belief has gone in breathless air,
and suffocating is all I dare.
But life emits an endless light,
so often dowsed by hurt and spite,
and I in doubt so many times fall,
in the wake of lies and humans small.
Only to find these thoughts aren't mine,
and for all my angst the pain refined,
the source at end lies within me,
and for those who oppress, it is I who agree.
So breath I must and resist that hurt,
and remain of love and in life rehearse,
to end those beliefs that give me doubt,
and hold fast what defines me, my soul's renown.
When darkness falls and in lowness speaks,
shall I resist and let my heart beseech,
to follow all I know and abide,
and in love and life somehow survive.
Life can be overwhelming, no-one ever said it would be easy, but when we listen to the negative beliefs of others we do ourselves an injustice. We are all worthwhile, have meaning and aspirations, and we shouldn't let anyone else take away our identity. We are all precious and individual and have infinite potential.
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