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Consciousness...the enigma

Updated on June 22, 2014
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Consciousness...the enigma

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

What are we, this consciousness,

this persistent mind of thoughts considering,

when all we have is reason, a perception of reality,

when truth could reside so far from our ignorance,

and we, assuming all, construct reality by numbers,

our senses the confirmation of dreams.

We are containers, shells of biology,

within which resides thought, and experience,

each one as deviously imperfect and laden with lies,

where wishes are reality and reality dreams,

the tip of a conspiracy of assumption,

that questions life exists at all.

How complex this existence in all its glory of being,

profound in meaning yet illusive in substance,

and our quest for truth an archaic pursuit,

when all that presents itself is indefinable,

and all that's important is unanswerable,

and we, wallowing in the cauldron of humanity.

So many have professed, concluded,

great minds of learned thought and intellect,

yet what conclusions can an imperfect mind make,

when making conclusions about that very mind,

and all our experience just clutters truth,

biases and conjectures slanted with prejudice.

Which dream then do I live,

which assumption of reality is my chosen path of illusion,

for I know not my own conclusions as true,

just my perspective, and nothing else,

and in the end, what my heart knows,

is that love is all that has value in this dream of life.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks whonu, glad you appreciated it. As long as well keep thinking; reality can be elusive.

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      4 years ago from United States

      Yes, my friend, and it is the reality that keeps us steadfast and determined in this life. A very provocative and mind searching work, my friend.whonu

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Always a pleasure MsDora. Thank you for your appreciation.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Wishes are reality and reality dreams." What a confusing dilemma! In the end, the acceptance of the truth in your last line straightens out everything. Another great set of lines. Thank you, Tony.


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