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All Too Much...a poem

Updated on March 29, 2014
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All Too Much

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Perplexed and downtrodden, I seek the calmness of rest,

content with oblivious sleep to refresh my mind,

for when life's hopes fade to mist and disgruntled I become,

sanctuary is my greatest gift of solace.


Yet sometimes truth buries itself deeply into a mind,

and relentless it becomes, thirsty for acknowledgement,

and even in the wanted dull dreams of oblivion,

I am haunted by what I must face in stark light.


When is too much I ask, even though uttered from my own lips,

and along with no answer comes the pathway of reality,

and me to acknowledge without fuss or complaint,

or rest at all will be denied me.


So face to face in stoic stance, I deal with my demon mind,

and at length I am exposed to my inner will and righteous vent,

before I can slip into the cavernous isolation I beg,

and momentarily put to bed my fears and contentions.


Then, when that is done, my blood letting complete,

my warden soul master waves his hand in condescending compliance,

and I roll over, clean and void, to grasp for sleep,

and bring my weary bones to stillness, amid a dark and senseless null.


How I am bullied by my inner voice, my damned righteous warden,

when all I want is sleep and just a smidgeon of kindness,

instead of my life swallowed whole,

an eased assimilation some foreign tongue, unknown.


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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Jamie. Have a great day!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      A very welled penned poem about the need to silence the inner dialogue every once and awhile. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Harish, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I very much appreciate your comment. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Tony, an apt description of how we grapple with our existence and constant onslaughts, both inner and external. Sleep and silence are really great sources of relief and peace. Great poem. Voted up.