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Connection...our lifebuoy

Updated on July 12, 2013
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Connection...our lifebuoy

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Without connection,

the mind recedes inward,

into the shadows of fear

and fanciful realities.

The mind considers not

the outer shell of physical life,

rather the turmoil of inner conflict,

driven by doubt,

misunderstanding,

and the hurt imposed by cruelty,

and the malevolence of the ignorant.


Without confidence,

depressed,

under pressure,

or feeling unloved,

can segregate us,

leave us feeling disconnected

and ultimately alone.


When connection fades,

the mind in its solidarity,

contains itself,

seals in what lurks in light and shadow.

This perspective is dangerous,

because there is no feedback,

no sense of solid ground,

on which to substantiate

feelings and thoughts.


Without connection to people,

we are more than alone,

we are the prey of our inner demons

and unresolved issues,

conscious or subconscious.

Without connection,

there is no mirror,

no recognition,

no foundation.

No matter what,

seek connection in every corner of life,

for it is how we find place.



They say we are born alone and we therefore die alone. But it is whom we spend our lives with that make us who we are, in sharing this journey.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connect Vicki, and hope you continue to enjoy my work. Take care.

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      Vickiw 

      5 years ago

      Connection to others is hugely important. This is a wonderfully introspective poem, and along the lines of my own reflections, as I think about life. Glad to find your beautiful poems.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Martin. thanks for your comment. Have a great day.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      One would think. Anyway... Nice poem. thank you

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