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Each Moment

Updated on February 8, 2012
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Each Moment

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Each step, each sigh, closer to you,

the tide transfixed by moon, is still, undecided,

while you wait for that point of no return,

that one moment when your wants exceed your fear.

Each breath, each touch, closer to you,

while you hold back, just a little,

to save yourself in your darkest dream,

that point when hearts can be lost,

and pain delivers us to a familiar end.

I love you is not an entanglement,

just the rare gift of selflessness,

unafraid words for some, encumbrance for the tainted,

the beginning of lies and hurt of disappointment.

Each second, each day that passes,

gives credence to commitment, to intention,

yet life cannot be certain, outcomes always in contention,

but what we want never follows out of what we fear.

Surely love is a gift of freedom,

and risk is life’s acceptance

and having faith in what is best for us,

what we deserve in heart and soul.

Without risk there is no reward, no doors opening,

no joy for an open heart veiled in fear.

Each step, each moment is letting go,

releasing realities that have in the past failed you,

given reason for fear,

and the false knowledge of expected outcomes.

Each moment brings us closer to freedom,

closer to accepting control,

and to the awareness of what we want.

Each falter brings us to question ourselves,

to consider our chains and decide

on a life of freedom and love,

or the safety of stagnation.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Very kind, Poohgranma. I'm glad you enjoy my thoughts and words. take care.

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      Poohgranma 

      6 years ago from On the edge

      This poem is a treasure chest and each line a separate jewel!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed raciniwa, thanks for reading. Have a great day.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i want a life of freedom and love...this is awesome Tony...life is always a choice...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked it rahul. Thanks again for your kind comment.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you so much Krystal. The Prophet was one of my favourite books while growing up. Glad it inspired.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      "I love you is not an entanglement,

      just the rare gift of selflessness," loved these lines; absolutely beautiful poem...

    • KrystalD profile image

      Krystal 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      The last line really resonated with me:

      "Each falter brings us to question ourselves,

      to consider our chains and decide

      on a life of freedom and love,

      or the safety of stagnation."

      Beautiful and thought provoking. It took me to thinking of Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet." Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You're too kind, Debbie. Your support is always appreciated.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I had to read this again.. what a great poem. debbie

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed my words, mariale. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. It's much appreciated.

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      mariale2003 

      6 years ago

      WOW!!! feel it very deep inside, I picked the "a life of freedom and love" over " the safety of stagnation". Is better live been honest with our heart. Full field the moment with every touch and breath until the time comes.

      Lovely!!!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks so much Debbie, I'm glad if so affected you. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony.. wow.. You out did yourself.. simply wonderful... and beautiful..I loved these lines. Each step, each moment is letting go, releasing realities that have in the past failed you, given reason for fear,..this is deep and touching at the same time.. I voted way up tony.

      Have a BLESSED day

      Debbie

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