The Sheeps Travail

Sheep from gripspix (slow) Source: flickr.com
Sheep from gripspix (slow) Source: flickr.com
Sheep on the Rocks from imagseer Source: flickr.com
Sheep on the Rocks from imagseer Source: flickr.com
Yes, we are all individuals from Starlisa Source: flickr.com
Yes, we are all individuals from Starlisa Source: flickr.com

The Sheep’s Travail

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Inhibited only by my own transgression in thought,

I seek to assimilate my darkness and light,

forever honing my longing breath,

by tempering my innate undermining spectre,

my shadow self in silent repose.

Abiding by no master, I relent on a loving hand,

a kindred soul of ilk,

one whose way is paved with questions,

unashamedly closed to the rattle of dogmas,

and the sheep’s weary journey.

Never have I sacrificed my shortcomings,

for the plump downy plumage of convention,

the comfort of ignorance,

or the cloak of supercilious denial.

Instead I contend the flock,

reap my own circumstance

and suffer at my own hands the frailty of human ineptitude.

My run is uncertain, filled with outrageous fortune,

yet my steps are clear and sound,

steeped in the knowledge that I alone,

carry the burden of my pain.

I am a pariah from life’s mundane conformity,

a chosen link to possibility,

and the tracker of none who passed before.

I am the one who said, No.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You're too kind Debbie. Glad you appreciate my words. Take care


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Tony how beautiful.. You put these beautiful feelings into beautiful words. I love reading them

blessings Debbie


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

It's all about how we feel, and then how we express those emotions. Glad you enjoyed, raciniwa. Take care.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, it conveys very strong emotions...


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks mljgulley254, Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Beautiful words and I love the photos

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