Why... a poem of consideration

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Why?

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Together we can cure the ills of humanity,

find solace in the setting sun,

feel a gentle breeze against our skin,

the touch of compassion

and the deep and abiding yearning for love.


Together we are invincible,

unlimited and bound only by the limits of our imaginations,

open and free to explore the vast and delicate landscape of life,

the complexities of emotions

and the experience of being.


So why do we spend life in a state of contention,

fighting one another for the illusion of wealth, power and status,

why do we hate difference, contend with belief,

and fear change, the bringer of growth,

the path to understanding.


Why are we lost within our own will,

the egos that divide us, that compete for supremacy,

and make war and violence an answer for some deluded moral code,

justifying created beliefs in higher powers,

and the illusion of right.


Together we are our potential given flight,

supported, encouraged and free to explore possibility,

and the gifts that life proffers in a blank and open landscape.


Together, with open hearts, we mean something,

but without love, respect and compassion, we are nothing,

just a second in time in an infinite universe,

lost within potential.


Why are we so blind.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Bob and Debbie, glad you both enjoyed it.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow Tony.. this is so real and so true. I love it. I ask my self all the time why ARE WE SO BLIND

blessing

DEBBIE


Bob Francis 4 years ago

Wonderful!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are too kind Lakepoet. Thanks for you support and comments.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading ytsenoh. Glad it connected.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Ashlee, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.


Lakepoet 4 years ago

A poem filled with a belief in the possibilities for humanity to be the master of its own destiny. But also an awareness of what holds us back. A very clever piece of writing


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Very nice poem. Your statement in your language does contain truth and why we always have to be reminded of these things you write about amazes me at times.


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ashleeosborn 4 years ago

so much truth in such beautiful poem.

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