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Updated on March 21, 2014
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Depletion

By Tony DeLorger



Depletion is a natural state,

the waning of growth until the stillness of death,

ever-present in life yet misunderstood,

often judged and contended in response.



Life and all within it exists in cycles,

nurtured until fruition, lived and lost,

every thought, action and circumstance,

in a circular prison of finite being.



Nothing lives forever,

only transforms from one state to another,

the natural progression of energy,

depletion the sign of change and transformation.



We may aspire to achieve,

and in doing so be gratified,

yet after that point of success, what then,

even maintaining it simply exacerbates depletion and change.



Depletion needs to be accepted and respected,

thereby opening a door to change and new cycles,

transforming love, relationships and circumstance,

necessary in the complete experience of them.



Life and indeed all our collective experience,

is steeped in opportunity and possibility,

and how we accept the natural cycles of life,

determines how we cope and accept change as our teacher.



Depletion is not loss but a sign of beginnings,

each cycle brimming with hope and reward,

and it is we who must embrace it,

to realize all that we can be within this myriad of experience we call life.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you do DREAM ON. Your father was right, it's a shame we are all so resistant to it, as it brings many rewards.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      I loved your hub.You explain many thoughts in good detail.My father use to say the only thing constant is change.Life goes on and we have to learn to adapt.Enjoy your day.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Aubrey. Glad you connected. :0)

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Very interesting work here, Tony. I can definitely agree that things just change from one state to the next. Really interesting concept! :)

      -Aubrey

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciated it Qudsia. Thanks for stopping by.

    • QudsiaP1 profile image

      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      What a wonderful way to bring things into perspective.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Mia. Nice to hear from you. Hope you are well and happy; take care.

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      Momma Mia 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Good Morning Tony

      Very nice to wake up to this expressive and beautifully flowing poem.

      No doubt you certainly understand our exisitence, in the proverbial Nutshell:D

      Enjoyed this much! Thank you

      wishingUwell

      Mia

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