Why I Suck My Thumb

Baby Sucking his Thumb from Caru Photography Source: flickr.com
Baby Sucking his Thumb from Caru Photography Source: flickr.com
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Why I Suck my Thumb

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Were it a choice, I would have not had made it,

were it a test I would not have passed it,

were it a right, I would have wronged it,

but now that I have it, I'll give it my all.


I played no part in it, no thought or action,

I asked for nothing, not a word of expectation,

I closed my eyes in fear of it and refused to open,

but light opened my heart and now I can see.


Were it my wish I would have travelled less,

were it a destination I would have packed a bag,

were it my vision I would have prepared,

but all I can do is hold on and trust.


Now I am driven by someone else's dreams,

the code I understand was given to me,

now I see what I've been taught to see,

and who am I beyond my beginnings.


Were it not for my will I could have stayed,

were it not for my stubbornness I would have complied,

were it not for my ego I would have rested, content,

but I am more than what I was.


I played no part in why,

I play no part in what surrounds me,

I suck my thumb because I know it is me who exists,

the rest may well be the illusion, clouded by the thoughts of echoes past.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Always a pleasure to hear from you, my friend.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Very good Tony, very good. :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Leslie, glad it struck you so. Have a great day.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Wow...deep, Tony...

DNA...it shapes us, it drives us..

we are preconceived and one must work and evolve to just figure out the wiring - never mind change it or fix it!

(i think...)

again - deep, dark - and a little unsettling..

Loved it! lol

sharing with the hub-munity..

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