Survivor's Lament

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Survivor’s Lament

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


How shall I count thee,

among the living lost,

betrothed to falsehood’s veiled grin,

enthrauled the lies of ghosts.

How shall I appease thee,

for all that souls have cursed,

upon your weary body yet,

cannot contain your thirst.

How shall I admonish thee,

for all your goodness done,

for selfless acts and loving,

when all around is gone.

How shall I placate your fears,

when courage rules your way,

in darkness plagued with thoughtless care,

in damage stand unafraid.

How shall I assess your love,

when angels furnish wings,

to those of heart and kindness,

that life through them can bring.

How shall I reject you,

when all you are is mine,

the deepest sea and broadest sky,

pales to you, for me.

How shall I not love you,

your beauty and your soul,

impart the best that I can be,

and resurrect my life to whole.

How shall I live without you...

I shall not.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you like it, raciniwa. Thanks for your continued support.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

How shall I not love you,

your beauty and your soul,

impart the best that I can be,

oh, i love these lines...

and resurrect my life to whole.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by chanroth, and you comment. Hope you can read some more of my work.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

I like this poem and have voted up, beautiful!

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