When Change Descends

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When Change Descends

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


It is with regret I stand before my maker impaled upon my own blade,

beaten down by my hand and stricken silent though my own frivolous words.

It is with a deep and abiding sorrow I admit to being half what I first thought I was,

lost to my ineptitude and convinced of my own truth,

one that has been proven invalid.


For all my given talents and potential I have been left wanting,

a remnant of my grandiose illusion of success and accomplishment.

I am but a weary traveller convinced of being the pilot of my journey,

when in fact I am a passenger without harness or containment.


I am but the pawn of my dreams, like a dark and restless stallion,

without destination in a storm.

I have tossed and turned my life, not by choice but by response,

ever- following blind and unconsidered outcomes,

faith the nail in my coffin.


A testament to my worth is this very realisation,

this epiphany of lies that has up until now plagued my life,

sent me on tangents of discovery and penance.

How lowly I feel in the light of truth,

that irrefutable stark reality that all but blinds me with intensity.


Yet I shall not bleed, for that is the past and I, accepting change,

must acquire a new mind to adapt.

No more shall I wallow in doubts,

be deviated by the spite of others

nor accept anything less for the nourishment of my soul.


Here, before my maker, I pledge clarity of purpose,

fidelity of action and forgiveness of imperfection.

I stand in a clear light, unencumbered of past and open of heart,

to exact my life with all my intent in a positive and productive way.


In acceptance I relinquish all regret and realise my limitations are not conclusions

but possibilities to overcome.

From my own dark corners I pledge freedom,

to explore and make life as I will,

without prejudice or complacency.


Before my maker, I seek to forgive myself and to accept me as the potential that lives within.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks dghbrh and welcome aboard. Hope I continue to please.


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

'I am but the pawn of my dreams,

like a dark and restless stallion,

without destination in a storm.

I have tossed and turned my life,

not by choice but by response,

ever- following blind and unconsidered outcomes,

faith the nail in my coffin.'

......woww so intense and my fav lines......creativity at its best form to me.....very nice..voted up. keep up the good work.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you WhydThatHappen. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you can read some more.


WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

This is one of my favorite poems on hubpages


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you Rahul, I'm touched my words impress you so much. It is gratifying to be appreciated.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

You are an inspiration in the field of creative writing!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Crystal, so glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear from you.


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KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Tony, I am always delighted to see your poetry come up on my feed. Your way of expressing emotion, life, and change is just stunning to my senses!

"Before my maker, I seek to forgive myself and to accept me as the potential that lives within."

I totally identify and felt quite satisfied to see the poem end on this note.

Voting up and awesome :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Quite a compliment, thank you a-mgillett. Much appreciated.


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a-mgillett 4 years ago from Oklahoma

This is awesome! I really can't get enough of this style that you write in, thank you for sharing this! It will most definitely influence my future writings.

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