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Doubt in Kind

Updated on September 5, 2012
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Doubt in Kind

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Irrepressible doubt gnaws at intention,

until without question circumstance bleeds,

and life pours out onto harsh earth,

a pool of potential in a dust bowl.

Doubt in question become choice,

and then to move an attentive soul,

a soul aware of the limits of understanding.

Alone and unfettered, doubt manipulates a void,

transforming it into a cancerous marrow,

suckled by those oblivious to its malingnancy,

its power to strip logic and sense from contention.

Doubt is a trigger for change,

and a consideration for knowing what we want in life,

what is acceptable and what is not,

what can transform and what is rooted in stubborn rejection.

Left free to its devices,

doubt is the turning of truth, the reflection of fear,

and the hindrance of balance and learning,

growing disharmony through silent questions.

How complex the mind,

the seeds of action born from alien thought,

rattling around in our vacant skulls,

where is resides no-one knows.

Beware, we are our own worst enemy.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thankws for reading RV, glad you enjoyed it.

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      RVDaniels 5 years ago from Athens, GA

      Wow, that is powerful! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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