The Malevolent Stalker

The Malevolent Stalker

Tony DeLorger © 2011


How times wastes us,

draws out the very marrow of life,

and leads us to a sooner end,

our built in obsolescence.


As the sun rises then moon rises the sheets of light and dark

quicken the erratic activity of human endeavour.

Steadfast we may seem,

but frail we are against time,

the master keeper,

the malevolent stalker of life.


We are ruled by its paradigm,

we worship its course,

we wear it, adhere to it

and live by its measure,

only to find we have misused it

and recklessly denied it.


Then, as age grasps our scrawny necks,

we look back,

realising we have wasted what has wasting us.

We wallow in self-pity,

a life of regrets from abusing time,

taking for granted what has been given us,

And at the end we beg for each second of it,

just one more moment before the wasting is complete.


Time is in deed our master,

the product of our understanding,

the ruler of all that we know.

The irony is that we seek to escape what first we create,

and run from the inevitable rather than live

and experience now.


For NOW is the ruler of time,

free from its ageless stare.

Time cowers from NOW,

unable to conceive of its existence,

trembling under its powerful gaze,

nullified by its quiet surrender.


NOW, where time fades and dreams are made,

where life is fullest and happiness resides.

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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

Na I haven't, I haven't read much (to my definition) quality poetry on this site, I'll check it out.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks so much for the compliment. I've read some pretty good work too. Have you read 'Randy Behaviour'?


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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

No offense to other poets on this site, but I believe you are the best that I have seen so far.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Midianite. Glad you enjoyed it.


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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

This is awesome man, nice vocab and nice subtle rhyme. I thoroughly enjoyed the concept behind this piece.

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