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A Note to My Readers

Updated on December 13, 2013
Tony DeLorger
Tony DeLorger

A Note to My Readers

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


For all those unaccustomed to the mutterings of this old poet,

I stand battered, enlivened, betrayed, enlightened and nurtured,

by all those whose hearts are touched by mine, and the words I espouse,

and who grace my pages with their stories, their fears and triumphs.


Writing is a deeply personal and cathartic expression,

delving into our inner sanctum and revealing the intimacies of belief and purpose,

and laid out to readers in the most vulnerable gesture of sharing.

We writers do this in the effort of artistry and honesty,

two important ingredients in any artistic expression,

and it is in this very state that we find one another,

in the most personal connection, writer to writer.


In the HubPages friendships are found,

the appreciation of talent and individuality,

and the solace of sharing the struggle for perfection of our art,

always honing our skills to bring to life our thoughts and feelings,

and to find at our core, the blessings we all share.


Some three years have passed since first I wrote my initial hub,

and some 1,302 since then, have fallen from my pen,

and in all that time I have grown as a writer and human being,

finding like minded souls who understand my words and sentiments,

and who belief, as I, in a better world, without fear and hatred.


To you all I give my vote of thanks, for your support and heartfelt comments,

and wish you a Happy and joyous Christmas, 2013.

It is always my hope that the world will find its way to peace

and brotherhood, regardless of culture, race or religion,

and that together we can find solace in our collective thinking,

one day to awaken to a world at peace.


To all at HubPages and to all writers who make up the HubPages community, wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a prosperous NEW YEAR.

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Cinzia A. Rizzo flickr.com
MERRY CHRISTMAS from Cinzia A. Rizzo flickr.com

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks you for your heartfelt comment Paula, and have a safe and happy holiday season.

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      Paula 

      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tony.....What a lovely message you have sent to your readers & fellow-writers. This has deeply touched me. Your second paragraph especially , says so very much to me and mimics my deepest thoughts.

      Your talent and thoughtfulness, as well, has made this good day, even more beautiful. Thank you. Wishing you and yours Peace, Love & Comfort........Paula

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Leslie. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the season. Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 

      4 years ago

      What a beautiful piece of writing! I thought you were leading up to say you were leaving the hub - another of so many, including myself..

      I'm very glad i stopped by, Tony.

      Best of the holiday season to you and yours!

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure d.william, have a safe and happy Christmas and all the best for 2014.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Cris and best wishes to you and yours over the holiday season.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Bill, and hope your enjoying the HP community. Have a great Christmas and prosperous 2014.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you so much Phyllis, for your heartfelt comments and sentiments, and support for my work. That's a beautifully written piece and I wish you success with your upcoming book release. It's wonderful to make such meaningful connections with writers such as yourself, and I am blessed for this HP experience. Peace, health and happiness to you and yours. Take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Silva, and enjoy the holiday season; wishing you health and happiness in 2014.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Silva, and enjoy the holiday season; wishing you health and happiness in 2014.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Vincent, your heartfelt words and kindness are very much appreciated, especially from someone as accomplished as yourself. It is more than any poet can expect to have such personal accolades so freely given from a colleague. To touch hearts with your words is by far the greatest gift a writer can be afforded, and it gives me such pleasure to experience this on HP. Wishing you the best for Christmas and 2014. Take care my friend.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Many thanks John, glad you appreciated the gesture. Have a wonderful Aussie Christmas to you and ours. Take care my friend.

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      d.william 

      4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      thanks for the wonderful sentiment. And here is wishing you the same happy holidays and new year.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      What a very wonderful gesture to show your appreciation to the HP community and your followers.

      Best wishes to you!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, as well. I'm among the newest here, but I always appreciate the heartfelt thoughts that appear in each of your hubs. ;-)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      "It is always my hope that the world will find its way to peace

      and brotherhood, regardless of culture, race or religion,

      and that together we can find solace in our collective thinking,

      one day to awaken to a world at peace." - Tony DeLorger

      Tony, to reach out with one's heart, to touch another heart is like lighting a candle in the darkness and passing that flame on to another candle and so on, till the whole world is awake to the reality of a world at peace -- and you do this so admirably with your writing, with your heart.

      From my book, which I hope to publish this coming year:

      "Dreams are the hopes for the future, born of memories and tears of the past. Look at any child and in his or her eyes, heart and hopes you will see the future. In the children, this Garden of the Creator, my dream is to plant the proper seeds, nourish them and protect them for the future of our children and generations to come. So - yes, surely I dream and my dreams are bright. No achievement is ever realized without first having a dream." - Phyllis Doyle Burns

      This holiday season, Tony, your words, your hopes, shed light on the paths of many for it rings true. I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year. I thank you for your beauty and love for humanity which has deeply touched my heart.

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      Silva Hayes 

      4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Thank you, Tony DeLorger. Wishing you and everyone else a wonderful, peaceful holiday.

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      Vincent Moore 

      4 years ago

      You are one of the finest poets to have graced the pages of Hubs. I may not leave many comments on your work Tony, however I read much of it. You sir have emptied your soul on these white pages, I have read triumphs, sadness, melancholy, happiness, sorrow, in depth thinking, creativity at it's finest and an ever flow of ink from your quill.

      You have filled our hearts and souls, awakened our spirits and for many left us studying our own behavior. You have no lack of words to describe every feeling a human may feel day to day. You've left me often in deep thought, sometimes even weeping from your poignant words. You sir are a perfect poet and I tip my own poetic hat to you.

      I too wish you and yours a very Happy and Joyous Holiday Season, may all your stockings be filled under the hearth and the poetic magic continue to flow from you quill into the next and many years ahead. Peace, good tidings and blessings this poet sends you this day.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This s a great way to wish all your followers a Merry Christmas Tony. I agree with all your heartfelt sentiments. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful poetry, and wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and New Year.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I am flattered by your kind remarks Deergha, and can only say the pleasure is mine writing pieces that you relate to. I very much appreciate your comments and our interaction s on HP. Have a great Christmas and take care.

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      deergha 

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

      There is more buttons to press that I wish for at this moment...pressed all the buttons as it is useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting.....I must say its one of the very few hub that is so directly from the core of your heart...This goes a long way to show what a nice person you are..Thank you indeed for describing the value of everything for which we all come back again and again to HP town...Its reality indeed. WISH YOU THE SAME and i feel honored to follow you here. Hope you have a great weekend ahead.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks word55, enjoy your Christmas and Happy New Year 2014. Take care.

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      Word 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Wow, thanks for sharing all that. Yes, this (hub pages) is a very nice community of people like yourself. It is a wonderful outlet to express our minds and hearts. May we continue with integrity, love and respect going into 2014. Merry Christmas and Happy New 2014. Thanks again Tony DeLorger! Be blessed as well.

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