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Delusion, a Lifestyle

Updated on February 5, 2014
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Delusion, a Lifestyle

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Reality slithers under our back door,

and lurks in the shadows of our lives,

waiting for us to face truth or reject it outright,

the consequence an eventual atonement,

one way or another.

While some choose to be responsible for their lives and actions,

others live in the shadows,

ironically, side by side with reality,

yet blind in their barefaced denial of it.

How intriguing to watch denial in flight,

belief as strong as the capacity to face truth.

I call such a person Cleopatra,

‘Queen of Denial’,

and for all logic and obvious conclusion,

they hold tightly their tangential world,

their lives of honed truths and incapacity.

In a way I feel sorry for their denial,

for their misunderstanding,

except for the fact that they use it against you,

like a weapon to blame, to win, to punish and belittle.

Like procrastination,

they spend more energy not dealing with life,

rather than facing their delusion.

It becomes a lifestyle, a way to look at the world,

and not have to understand oneself.

In life, we have faults,

and learning to accept and improve ourself,

is part of this journey.

No-one can ever be blamed for our life,

it is ours and ours alone,

responsibility, one of life’s challenges.

Delusion may be a soft cushion,

but reality has a reputation

for coming back to bite us on the bum.

Truth is a far more rewarding paradigm,

even with the pain of imperfection.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa, glad you liked it.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      truth is far more rewarding this line Tony...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Kimberley; glad you connected with the words. Thanks for your support. Take care.

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      Kimberley Lane 

      6 years ago from N.W.Pacific Coast, USA

      Wow, Tony... you have a way of putting amazing insight concisely and directly into a small package of powerful words. i love it, and i fully agree. Voted up, of course. =)


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