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Coming to Terms with Me

Updated on May 17, 2012
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Coming to Terms with Me

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


It is not until tragedy strikes,

that life acquires substance,

an appreciation for what we have,

and what we accept in acknowledgement.


Value is never quantitative,

rather, seen in the perspective of possibility,

from harshest to unnoticed,

the middle ground of compromise.


The power of love is never acknowledged,

without first being immersed in it,

at the mercy of reality and the justification

of the ideals that it unveils.


Action is rarely the result of considered thought,

for the fulcrum of judgement

only exists when both sides are known and understood,

perspective gained through the pain and joy of experience.


Life is rarely experienced at its potential,

for we so recklessly reject pain,

as fruitless suffering,

rather than the gift of learning that struggle rewards.


Poetry is a key to someone's mind,

a deep and abiding truth,

that reverberates and blesses all who dare to open to it,

and accept the challenge that only change can create.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind Rahul; glad you liked it so much.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      What is life worth without a bit of struggle! I believe it adds to the energy of life!

      I was hooked when I read the first stanza... it was so powerful!

      Brilliant poetry

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks FarmGirlUSA, hope you continue to enjoy my work.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you did UnsungRhapsody. Thanks for dropping by.

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      FarmGirlUSA 5 years ago from Durham, NC

      Tony, I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      UnsungRhapsody 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Love this. You combine sounds in so many different ways that I'm sure I missed some in the first reading. I'm going to have to go back over this later.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks FarmGirlUSA, glad you related. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      FarmGirlUSA 5 years ago from Durham, NC

      Wow, this is a terrific poem. Struggle does have its own rewards but sometimes when we are going through it, pain blindsides and gives us tunnel vision. After the trauma has lessened, it is sometimes easier to understand how this pain has transformed us, how it resulted in something concrete, something true and real.

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