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Cascade

Updated on February 14, 2012
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Cascade

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


In despair we eventually find hope,

in joy we eventually find disappointment,

and in dreams we discover nightmares,

in the cascading expression of life’s experience.

Seeking perfection is a delusion of thought,

an eloquent stance of ego and denial,

misreading the course of life and its intention.

How may we experience joy without sadness,

and on what would we base our understanding,

the comparison from which we determine our investment.

Extremes are not just results of bad Karma,

wrongdoing or anything else,

but the whisper of learning and consolation.

What we consider negative or bad is simply life’s song,

the lessons of cause and effect

and the gamut of experience that can make us whole.

Blame, denial and judging circumstance,

is puerile and ignorant in the scheme of life,

the calm flow unencumbered by we mere mortals,

and risen to possibility only by our learning and balance.

All there is to experience is ‘NOW’, untouched by past or future,

and accepted however it is expressed,

without our manifest intervention and misunderstanding.

Each moment is ours alone,

to do what we will,

at the consequence of life’s cascading will,

and our acceptance.

Sadness and suffering need only be

a path and appreciation of potential joy.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You're are so kind Phyllis, and I always appreciate your appreciation. Have a great day.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Quote Tony: "All there is to experience is ‘NOW’, untouched by past or future,

      and accepted however it is expressed,

      without our manifest intervention and misunderstanding."

      My gosh!, Tony, you never fail to make me stop and realize one or another issue in my life and how to deal with it. You touch the depths of humanity's soul and needs with words like that. Thank you!

      As always, many votes up. Hugs!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks you for your kind words, Debbie. I'm glad that I do. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      tony I love this verse a path and appreciation of potential joy. Oh the joy.. you just bring us joy with your poems. sheer joy.

      Thank you'

      Debbie