The Hunted...a poem

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The Hunted

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


However much we try to avoid the truth,

it hunts us down like a bloodhound with a snout full,

relentlessly shadowing our predictability,

until once found, confronting us into blatant acceptance.


What first we deny, is sent to us in a package,

an unassuming, unpretentious package,

on the brink of explosion,

tailored for our explicit undoing.


The lessons of the pursued are final,

intended with a heart filled with angst,

and a hopeful end to the struggle of self-propagation,

and the wastefulness of denial.


Yet it is in our nature to self-abuse,

to push the boundaries of servility,

and to cling to the wanted consequence,

regardless of its probability.


Self-deception is an insidious disease,

a wandering pathway to less than accommodating outcomes,

drawing the blood from our soul like a starved leech,

the puncture un-seal-able.


The stark and irrepressible truth lingers,

and hiding from it simply adds complexity to life,

and the sufferance of unwanted balances,

the rightful and accommodating end to a sigh.


We are such stubborn creatures.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure ocfireflies, glad you enjoyed it.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Aren't we though! Thanks Aubrey.


Ausseye 3 years ago

A poem that caught my attention and my admiration:

What truth you make has its way with you!!!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Nicely written and such appropriate images. Thank You.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Yes we are all VERY stubborn creatures. Really enjoyed this Tony. Thanks for sharing it and I hope you're doing well!

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