The Enlightened Will of Men

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The Enlightened Will of Men

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Enlightened by a friend in kind,

who whispered truths to the would be blind,

until they bent to the will of truth,

and spouted reason til life ensued,

and then with new found knowledge sought,

these messiahs of truth so green of thought,

did take the reins of human paths,

too arrogant their skills impart,

and those who whispered the songs of truth,

were hung til dead, no longer use,

these enlightened souls then divided men,

those who had, the rest suspend,

to maintain the truth they now hold so dear,

and to keep them advantaged in life and clear,

until others of truth who whispered too,

rose up against that tyranny true,

and silenced all who learned from them,

so they alone with life contend,

and in the end the truth was blurred,

from all the translations of human words,

and tyranny lived in another form,

just as lost and ill-informed,

until an enlightened soul decided,

to whisper truths to those misguided,

and so those arrogant souls did rise,

to power born of knowledge lies,

and rid themselves of whispers true,

to secure their path in life ensue,

and so the cycle carries on,

and we the pawns of human throng.


Survival is the game, and there are many who will do anything to be in front of you, have more power than you and more money than you; that is the unfortunate reality of a flawed humanity.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you d.william; glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

great poetry. very profound and thought provoking.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

No matter what happens, my Beast stays with me, one way or another. Like you, they are our family. Everything will work out; it always does.


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epigramman 3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about this Tony as you know my two cats are my best friends in the whole world and I really don't want to live a day without them.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

I love surprises! And you are very kind my poetic friend. How's the Diva and young Gabriel going? Bet they love to roam around where you are. I'm currently looking for a place to live (rent- don't have a house due to 3 lost marriages) because I can't have a cat here - body corporate decision after 12 months) - so many won't allow pets. But I'd sooner get rid of my beloved Beast than slit my own throat. So it is a pressure I don't need. Apart from that I am productive and happy with the world. Signing off from downtown Adelaide 3pm.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Now this is a title to die for Sir Tony and I love your cerebral approach for it is so wise and wonderful and full of profound thoughts and feelings - if poetry is a fine wine then you are of a very good year and vintage ....now onto another one - lake erie time 11:20pm

and I am sending a surprise visitor your way

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