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Choices That Define Us

Updated on March 26, 2013
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Choices That Define Us

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Love is all we have,

the expression of souls on an endless journey,

thought’s decision of kindness and compassion

rather than the darkness that was our beginning.

Hate is simply the denial of truth,

the remnants of the void from which we came,

and enacting resistance to the power of life.

With a capacity to understand we are given choices,

how we choose to be defines us in every way.

Our chosen path should be love,

where hearts care for one another

and purpose in life becomes obvious and attainable.

Yet there are those who deny truth,

see only their own fears, needs and insecurities,

and finally fall to darkness as a result.

Once lost in the blinkered life of denial,

these lost souls see only the self,

the world some stage on which to enact their selfishness,

and we, seen as weak and ineffectual,

become pawns to their dark adventures.

But within love the world glimmers with possibility

and the freedom and knowledge of right,

radiating outwardly into the world like a stone into a pond,

wave after wave reaching the edges of life,

resounding in the silence of consideration.

Love is all we have,

the answer to all our fears and contention,

weaving a golden thread throughout life,

and finding peace in open hearts.

From even the darkest souls,

a single light can transform,

and deliver the lost to the joy of life.

The choice is always ours.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you agree. Thanks again raciniwa.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, i do so believe in what you say here Tony...

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Debbie, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Your right the choice is ours..awesome hub

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure alina, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      alinamassy 5 years ago from India

      Love is everywhere... @@@ Thank you for a beautiful piece of writing.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you do poetvix. Thanks again for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Yes it is CloudExplorer, hate is an insidious emotion and its expression even worse. Love is the only thing that will deliver us to peace and harmony. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks you so much for your words Nialee, I'm glad you appreciated my thoughts. Do drop by again. Peace to you.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you agree Nat; thanks for dropping by.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Kathleen; I'm glad you appreciated it.

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Poetry with a punch! Love it.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Its filled with Dark and light emotional words, but I loved the poem as well, voted up. That image though is pretty scary looking.

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      NiaLee 5 years ago from BIG APPLE

      So beautiful, so deep, so true, so inspired and inspiring and the choice f pictures is part of your work of art. I will probably try to see one of those movies or see the websites. Yes, your poem reminds me of PS I love you. This is a movie I always wanted to see with my hubby and actually will borrow and watch with him soon. I am a being of light going toward Love and peace, through love and peace... but I had forgotten the romantic part for a little while. Love and peace to you all

      Yes Love is the power that created this Universe, makes it run the good way and we want to be part of that whole Love with every cell of our being, every thought, every word.

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      Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

      So well-written. A beautiful expression of the truth.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 5 years ago

      Love is the most powerful force on earth. Thank you for a beautiful piece of writing.

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