The Travesty of Thought

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The Travesty of Thought

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


The travesty of thought beguiles an inquisitive mind,

for its very core of being supports contradiction,

views in opposition and abject confusion,

for what we indeed think is infinite,

not bound to truth but inevitable illusions,

drawn into beliefs so diverse,

it is a wonder any of us can communicate meaningfully.


Thought is a slow and arduous process,

so outrageously random and inelegant,

pinging within skulls like echoes,

repetitive and blurred into incomprehension,

so few in focus, in context and usable,

in a practical and positive sense,

as significant expression.


Most of what we think is internal,

a scramble of snippets: words, images and feelings,

formed in an attempt at rationalising the moment,

understanding what is present, physically and mentally,

and responding in a way that delivers wanted outcomes,

thus having some control of this life,

in our ultimate survival.


When we learn to manipulate thought,

hone our ability to gather thoughts into acceptable pathways,

we then form beliefs that justify our reasoning and actions in a physical sense,

utilising what we call intellect to acquire what we feel we need,

whether it be physical, mental or spiritual,

and in that create our path in life,

incorporating what we do and how we do it.


Thought and indeed intellect is the product of reason,

which in real terms is a double edged sword,

giving us the opportunity to deliver reality in any form we choose,

thus the world being part truth and part illusion,

dependant upon the point of view of the beholder,

and in this viewpoint we find others of similar propensity,

and form alliances to once again justify our thoughts and actions.


Thought may on one hand deliver us to feelings of superiority,

but on the other hand it is a cumbersome process,

inexact and lacking the eloquence of a trained mind,

which few of us can claim,

and even in the greatest minds humanity can aspire,

we lack the simplicity and perfection of a simply plant,

never questioning nature's plan.


Thought is indeed a travesty.


Being aware of your thought processes is the first step toward self-understanding and becoming adept at the causation of circumstance through clear thinking.

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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you liked it JM Poetry, thanks for stopping by.


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JM Poetry 2 years ago

I love this!


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

The mind is an endless perspective of realities, whether real or not. What you have may well give you a different perspective than most; and that can only help a writer. Take care Martin.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

As part of my handicap, I have cool hallucinations. I still have enough sense to recognize most. No... I don't take any drugs.

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