The Overwhelmed

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The Overwhelmed

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Indeterminate, the quandaries in my mind,

levelled squarely to be judged and marked out in time,

yet that static dialogue imprisons all that can be,

by limiting possibility and a soul pleading free.



Doubts and questions like cold pounding hail,

corrupting with bitterness the smooth flow of ideas,

impressions of harm so deep to appease,

and fill in the void with darkness and tears.



With each shallow breath and thoughts given flight,

accompanied by hope and ascendancy in plight,

always driven and pushed to fight stagnant rest,

and aspire to the dark will of gain and success.



Yet when thinking like bullets pinging harsh in my head,

delivers a headache, no sense can it shed,

I wonder how a carriage of life can be sound,

when the backdrop is laden and past voices resound.



It is hard to be open to this endless tirade,

the fragments of thoughts like a jagged parade,

cutting flesh deeply when love struggles to emerge,

to placate the ravaged and soothe all the purged.



In life we are given perceptions to mold,

to grasp understanding and the responsibility we hold,

but often in action we lose sight of the goal,

overwhelmed by the nature of our choice-ridden souls.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks again Timothy, your words are much appreciated.


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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Tony, great piece of work; very descriptive of one who thinks deeply about important stuff.

Without being an expert in human relations, I would humbly suggest that when love is involved, the intelligent brain sometimes gets in the way and stymies the (also) natural process of an unfolding interdependent commitment. A "new" love is akin to a journey into uncharted grounds where past experience may not necessarily apply, notwithstanding the everlasting principles involved, especially when surrendering or "merging" one's life with another's. That is the quandry and gist of the poem that I was able to recieve. I also think that this one can easily be expanded upon, especially by an artist like yourself. Kudos, peace, and all the best.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it, Rahul.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Haunting piece of verse.... intense and deep... as is your style...


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Kavita; I'm glad you connected and could relate. Do drop in again.


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Kavita Trivedi 4 years ago from London

Great piece of prose. I often feel like this a lot of the time. I like the way you have depicted all the emotions into this

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