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Accept or Perish Empty

Updated on February 14, 2012
Global LOve Day from Alicepopkorn Source: flickr.com
Global LOve Day from Alicepopkorn Source: flickr.com
Looking Down on Myself from Esther17 Source: flickr.com
Looking Down on Myself from Esther17 Source: flickr.com
Acceptance from Tim McFarlane Source: flickr.com
Acceptance from Tim McFarlane Source: flickr.com

Accept or Perish Empty

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Irrevocable my sense of right and perception,

swayed only by the evolving knowledge of being,

and the endless process of learning.

I am what I am despite my attempts

to fall for the enticement of self-gratification,

and the lesser persuasions of false ideals.

In the serenity of thought and self-realisation,

I can only accept my true nature

and accept the limits of the paradigms

with which I associate.

In pursuit of alternative realities, I am moot,

a blatant square peg in a round hole,

inept and wishful, yet wrong in every way.

However I see myself,

it is only truth that pleads expression,

and my vain attempts at charades,

is seen only as an object of ridicule and self-loathing.

My mind is set yet open to nourishment,

from only the heart of me and those whom I love,

and none can instil a false God within this crypt,

this casing of earthly existence, ready to expire.

My greatest challenge is acceptance,

of all that I am, my trespasses,

my inherent ineptitudes and potential,

all of which is expressing what I am,

however perceived.

I can in no way claim to be another, anything I am not,

for in this I am seen a fool,

a self-deceiving egocentric,

bent on destruction.

In struggle I must accept,

relent on the dreams of fancy that elevates me to delusion,

rather than the path of right

and the pure embrace of my soul.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa, glad you do. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day too. Take care.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Belated Happy Valentine's Tony...accepting oneself and one's own limitations...love this Tony...

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      And Happy Valentines Day to you Debbie. I thinks the pictures are always important and spend endless time choosing. I use flickr.com, photo sharing, and find is really great. Glad you liked the poem. Thanks again for your support.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      The pure embrace of your soul.. so beautiful tony,, I love that first picture where did you get it.. I never know what pictures I can use. I always love your poems.

      voted way up

      Happy Valentines Day

      Debbie

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