What is Left?

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What is Left?

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


What’s left from man’s unquenchable soul,

the need to win and conquer whole,

what remains in waste and devastation’s toll,

a right to the gift of life.

It is love in all its glorious strength,

that elevates a soul at length,

giving reason beyond what hate has sent,

to an earthly life worth living.

The ideal of love and an open heart,

is all we needed from the start,

and it remains our saving grace,

to justify this human race.

When all that’s been is torn away,

the hurt and oppression that dictates our way,

the answer to all our pain, dismay,

is compassion from a loving heart.

Without it we on planet earth,

earn not the right to life, besmirch,

the very core of being we

have taken for granted, too blind to see.

When wars alive and hate derives

the pleasures of this life contrived,

then time has wasted to ultimate cost

and we as beings in life have lost.

Two worlds collide.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks carcro, glad you agree. Thanks for reading.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Nicely put Tony, if everyone would start today and just embrace the beauty in life, the miracle that is life and the spirit that gives life, what an amazing world this would be. Voted up!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

not at all Sir...i'm still you human...lol...


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are too kind raciniwa.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

it's a pleasure reading works from a brilliant like you...


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks raciniwa, kind words once again. I really appreciate your comments and your support of my writing. Have a great day.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

well, what's left after the heavy deluge...we live in this broken world full of broken dreams...

i really admire the sagacity you've shown in this poem...as if you can see the depth of the human soul...


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

Looking forward to it...it is always an honor.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

I appreciate your comment Jinny and I'm pleased you are to follow my work. Reading your profile I realise we are kindred spirits with many things in common. I hope that I continue to engage you with my writing and my thoughts. Take care.


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

Well, let me start by saying that I'm gonna start following your work. This is simply a very smart and very objective poem. I love the way it is concise and direct yet subtle when it comes to it's sensitivity. It is after all a sad reality that we face today...the decay of our world and society. Our very own humanity being challenged by the corrupted ways and the seeds of evil and greed. Awesome work!

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