The State of Balance

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The State of Balance

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

It is without reservation that life exacts its resounding balance,

in response to our thoughtless and sometimes willful acts of purpose,

always seeking the dominance of thought over reality,

in a world with which we are so often disconnected.



Within the arrogance of delusion we persist in marking all that is pristine,

all that exists in a state of perfection, to become more aligned with our expectations,

to become the pawn in our misguided path to believed superiority,

when in truth we are as babies, suckling from the very breast with which we contend.



Humanity has designed intellect as a definitive truth rather than a tool to enlightenment,

always bending the rules to fit into our evolving moralities and paradigms,

never once considering the true nature of being, untouched by human minds,

and in its own state of perfection at serene rest.



It is we who make complex the simplicity of truth,

the abiding reflection of a knowing heart, made silent by an arrogant will,

and in blindness create life bound by the debt of imbalance and therefore struggle,

in not acknowledging the stark and beautiful reality of life.



If only we could see without the veil of denial, the true beauty that surrounds us,

its timeless perfection in action and purpose, a panacea for all our strife,

our world of recompense and the continuous struggle of will against nature,

the retrograde movement of the pendulum.



The sting of reality is far better than the response of imbalance,

yet even still we cannot relinquish the idea that we are more important than life itself,

somehow eclipsing the sun that gives life to us, nurtures our very soul,

and in our infancy, offering the potential of perfection to fledglings who have not yet earned it.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

A very much appreciate your kindness Aubrey. I'm glad you connected with the thoughts. Take care my friend.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Tony! Hey Hey Tony, Hey Tony! (From Seinfeld, looking it up). OMGosh that was absolutely wonderful. We're but fledglings who have not earned perfection. I absolutely love the ideology of this piece. Definitely took me by surprise. My favorite line----Within the arrogance of delusion we persist in marking all that is pristine, all that exists in a state of perfection, to become more aligned with our expectations--- that's just so true and so wonderful to have it pointed out in this beautiful writing. Was definitely a pleasure to read this!!

-Aubrey


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

It's sad, when you consider how much potential we have and how different life could be. Thanks for reading and your comment PHILLYDREAMER, much appreciated.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

The arrogance of human nature is laughable. We keep thinking we are shaping our world, when all we are really doing is making life harder to live. I read a story of how corporations genetically engineered food crops that were poisonous, so they could force everyone to grow food and sell it cheaply to a treatment plant so they could re-buy it at outrageous prices. This wound up killing most of the people on the planet.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Shalini, I'm glad you enjoyed my words. Thanks for dropping by.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

this was a truly beautiful work

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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Josh, appreciate the accolade. I'm glad you enjoy my work. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great day.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Tony,

Beautifully crafted poem! Your use of the English Language is superb and brilliant, proof is in this hub! I enjoyed this poem and am still thinking about it right now. That is what separates the average work from the great work.

Thanks for sharing this poem Tony!

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