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Each Breath

Updated on September 9, 2012
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The Gift

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Each breath a gift, a moment of sweet release,

the foundation of simple life,

given with the knowledge of potential,

the possibility of meaning found.



Each second of thought, a choice,

a conscious decision to live with purpose,

to move forward with great anticipation,

in the hope of understanding.



Each stumble a pain, a setback,

a reminder we are less than perfect,

a prospect unrealised, an idea considered,

ever seeking the beginning of righteous steps.



Each success a lesson in humility,

to accept we can be what we will,

but remembering from where we have come,

and what likens us to one another.



Each favour a blessing, an earned step within light,

given in the balance of life,

as it unfolds as a consequence of each thought,

each movement in response or with purpose.



Each meaning a building block of understanding,

fathoming the authenticity of experience,

what to embrace or reject in the diversity of reality,

and in the veil of illusions that surround us.



Each breath a gift, to be savoured,

to be embraced in the loving arms of life,

ever-willing to accept pain with joy,

and the path of love beyond the self.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Know what you mean Aubrey. I'm so busy at work, I hardly have time to post these days...very frustrating. Thanks for dropping by and take care.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Those are definitely good reasons to live and great ideals to live by. I loved it, Tony. Thanks for sharing and sorry it's been like forever since I've commented on anything... your writing is in the queue. One of these days I'll get current lol.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Faith Reaper, glad you enjoyed.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, each breath is a precious gift. We need to think about that truth. Very beautiful poetry and imagery. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you aykianink, appreciate you taking the time to comment. Do drop in again.

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      aykianink 

      6 years ago

      Awesome poem. Very nice.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jamie, so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Very beautiful and inspirational poetry. Thank you for lighting up my day this Sunday. I am going to share your light. Jamie

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