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Endless Shift

Updated on November 28, 2013
Starry Baja night from Klaus Kommoss flickr
Starry Baja night from Klaus Kommoss flickr
a yellow flower against the Mediterranean blue sky from svarun63 flickr.com
a yellow flower against the Mediterranean blue sky from svarun63 flickr.com
morning clouds from John Guarino flickr.com
morning clouds from John Guarino flickr.com
Love is a gift from Natasha Melhuish flickr.com
Love is a gift from Natasha Melhuish flickr.com

Endless Shift

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Under endless ebony skies,

diamond studded omniscient eyes,

watching lives by day unfurl,

like flowers blessed by sun revealed.


Colours vast and vibrant sleep,

amid the shadows of darkness reap,

and stillness lulls in dreams uplift,

the glory of this timeless gift.


When stirring lives face that orb,

and feel the warmth of life unfold,

when diamonds fade within the blue,

and shadows pass and clouds ensue.


Then hectic bustle and daylight trials,

the focus of all minds beguiled,

in vast and varied forms, arrays,

life with purpose on earth cascades.


In cycles driven by eternal time,

the black and gold in contrast rhyme,

and within the arms of natures hold,

lives like flowers unfurl, behold.


The joy of life and purpose found,

within this world on hallowed ground,

each moment ours of opportunity,

of discovery, love and understanding see.


Sunrise from Bahman Farzad flickr.com
Sunrise from Bahman Farzad flickr.com

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Dotti, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Dotti Juris 

      4 years ago

      and lives like flowers unfurl....how lovely !

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks John; much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Excellent as usual Tony.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Diana; glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So glad you appreciated my words, Dyhannah. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Beautiful thoughts on a topic we know well, an endless shift. Time waits for nothing. Voted up.

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      Dyhannah 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Tony, my heart is kindled by your beautiful poem.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis. Thanks for dropping in. Have a great day

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Very beautiful poem, Tony. All life is a circle and a gift -- you portray this so often in your wonderful poetry.

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