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Harsh, but by No Hand's Intent

Updated on April 10, 2013
Survival from Christophe Kiciak Source: flickr.com
Survival from Christophe Kiciak Source: flickr.com

Harsh, but by No Hand's Intent

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Life's greatest expression is the struggle to survive,

not the self-fulfilling prophecies of articulate dreams,

but the pain of failure and the wrenching of displacement,

when life seems vindictive and cruel.


Only then do we know we are alive, know that life owes us nothing,

and we, as vulnerable as beings can be, must abide,

the reality that life by nature is no walk in the park,

but a guided tour of the worst and the best that a mind can contrive.


It has never been about us per say, the ego that so dominates our thoughts,

but how we respond to the challenges and gifts that confront us,

how we accept the realities that fall against the grain,

like a dull blade scraping against our skin.


No hand guides our plight but our own,

for our blame and responsibility judgements are projections of ego,

based on the arrogance of our gift of reason,

a gift much maligned when given flight for grounds of self interest.


We are the determiner of our responses to life, our acceptance and denial,

always re-evaluating movement aligned with position and the perception of others,

and it is these motives of self that hold us to the harshness of imbalance,

on the back foot from the beginnings of thought.


That answer is always truth, how life actually is rather than our interpretation,

and that is achieved by acceptance, non-judgement and kindness,

not only to others but to ourselves on this complex yet simple journey,

offering everything and nothing as a consequence of our vision.



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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Ausseye.

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      Ausseye 4 years ago

      Ah life by nature is by nurture, the love of one other life

      A gift of time from one to another

      Time to create it, time to nurture it, time to grow it

      A gardener of an Eden not condemned by mystic devotion

      But a devotion of support, endurance and unconditional

      No vision, no belief beyond the universal right

      That we are all born equal with a right to

      “Give it a go”

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