The Misleading State of Being

Struggle Within from JobblerJ Source: flickr.com
Struggle Within from JobblerJ Source: flickr.com
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The Misleading State of Being

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Not pain, nor the persistent entrapment of denial,

can sway the path of a soul.

Struggle, in all its apparent harm,

is the key to the epiphany of reality,

surreptitiously clothed in the fear of change.

We judge from such a self-centred perspective,

always seeking gain, when gain is so often our undoing.

Judgement is from the mind of ignorance,

a shallow and ill-conceived viewpoint,

when truth always resides within an open mind.

Hardship bears the gift of learning,

a gift of possibility without encumbrance,

where learning gives vision to the naked truth.

Acceptance is not an easy path however,

by nature we consider self firstly,

and even in giving, our thoughts remain within affect.

Surrendering to the struggle of life is paramount,

in the understanding of necessity and balance.

Without it we are but a speck of light lost in a dark and unforgiving sea,

tossed by the very thoughts that we create in our ineptitude,

barely keeping our heads above water,

experiencing nothing but the storm.

How misleading life can be,

when we place ourselves above the reality of it,

more important than the gift of learning it offers.

Life is a state of blissful perfection,

with or without our consciousness.

That is our decision.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for you comment Ann, I'm glad you related. Take care.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Jenna, glad you enjoyed it. I have two published books of poetry and now over 650 poems on HubPages. I do need to do another book, but my time is limited at present due to as demanding job. I shall in time publish into hard cover but just now my hands are tied.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Some of Solomon's wisdom here. Life is a continuous circle mixed with a little hell and a little heaven. A gift to manage. Self discovery.


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

Your poem is beautiful and inspiring. When are you writing a chapbook of poems? Voted up.

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