The Quelling of Turbulence

Turbulence from malik ml williams  flickr.com
Turbulence from malik ml williams flickr.com
Inadequacy from Kelly Smith  flickr.com
Inadequacy from Kelly Smith flickr.com
Solitude from Kelly Smith  flickr.com
Solitude from Kelly Smith flickr.com
Losing Innocence from Kelly Smith  flickr.com
Losing Innocence from Kelly Smith flickr.com
Silence from AMR Photo  flickr.com
Silence from AMR Photo flickr.com

The Quelling of Turbulence

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Turbulent lives find solace in the silence of stillness,

anything opposed to the relentlessness of pursuit,

and the exhaustion of seeking relief,

in worlds far from the reality of turmoil.


What becomes first a hindrance,

can transform to an overwhelming ocean of currents,

sweeping away what is first considered security,

and isolating a soul amid hurt and confusion.


Life can separate and diminish connections,

by circumstance and by the withdrawal of a heart in pain,

ever receding into the shadows of truth,

and enticing the doubts and fears of insecurity and past contention.


In silence alone can we find the peace of objectivity,

removed from the emotional affects of turbulence,

and single-mindedly focused on solutions

rather than the pain of emotionality.


In stillness of the mind do we find reason,

the explored value of action and response,

delivered not by panic but by consideration,

in the silence of a mind free and accepting of reality.


Life is filled with turbulence and the harsh lessons of imbalance,

suffered at our own hands, by our own deeds,

and we must aspire to knowledge and a broader perspective,

to quell the tangents of ill-founded paths.



Three deep breaths and in the silence of stillness lays the answers to our problems; not by actions alone, unsought responses or anger. Let the heart and mind meld in the light of truth.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Colin; I check the films out. I've seen 'Place Beyond the Pines' but couldn't find it my collection so I'll get it and watch again. Have you watched 'Dexter' the series; I love it and in recent series there is such an amazing insight into the psychology of a psychopath. Thanks mate!


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epigramman 3 years ago

I will take note of that book title Tony.

I will send you a link to a really great film I saw online last night.

I am also fascinated by the dark or evil side in people too as I write about it often .... it's funny that I yin and yang so much in my writing and some of my followers notice the poetic mood swings so to speak. Some of my readers prefer me to be nice Colin, lol, but I can only be nice for so long and then I have to return to murder and mayhem, poetically speaking of course.

I liked M by Fritz Lang starring Peter Lorre

Henry: Portrait of a serial killer is highly recommended

Badlands, a terrific film directed by Terrence Malick who did the beautiful Days of Heaven


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Poor Colin, or should I say saved Colin. Had troubles with my car of late, which desperately requires servicing. We do depend on them. To change the subject- are you familiar with the book "People of the Lie" by renowned Psych Dr. M.Scott Peck? The book is about real evil in people and how it is propagated in families and by occult group etc. It is fascinating, and I'm acquiring the book to understand more. My poem 'You Dared to Cross' is about one such person. The world is filled with surprise and learning. Have a great evening my friend. Hugs to T and G.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well I was on my way to work Tony and I had to return home 25 minutes into the drive because of car trouble so here I am again .

I have a 2hour round trip commute and I just couldn't take a chance and drive any further. I have a broken strutt on my front wheel and today was a holiday so no one was open but tomorrow I will have to go and see my mortician, whoops, I mean, my mechanic.

11:29pm


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are indeed a gentleman, coming to the aid of my orphaned children. Ironically, I find some of my best work has no comments whatsoever. Not sure what that means, but I must conclude that the genre in which I write is not particularly mainstream, thus I have few comments. That's the great things about writers or any artist; we are all unique and individual in our approach and execution, and in appreciating that have such respect for one another for what we bring to one another's lives. Have a great day Colin. 10.45 Adelaide time.


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epigramman 3 years ago

The title definitely caught my eye and Sir Tony it is my mission to rescue all of your poetic orphans and post them on my FB page.

Once again you teach me how to write and I always learn new words from you.

Your approach to writing poetry per se is uniquely yours and you have a style all of your own just as dat guy from lake erie has a style of his own, lol, perhaps that's why we are brothers of the pen because we respect each other for our differences.

Off to work in a bit and it's currently 9:09pm lake erie time

Sending good thoughts your way to you and your buddy from the three of us

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