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Glimpses- a poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Ephemeral glimpses of paths untrodden,
haunt my dreams of goals forgotten.
Lost to life’s complications make,
our wills to compromise and alternative take.
I wonder what gifts those paths could have given,
if taken and experienced, accepted of living.
What purpose derived from that dream to survive,
could have driven a life to succeed and abide.
What love could I find in this dimension I dream,
where paths take me further away from what seems,
reality I know but is wanting in scope,
this path untrodden could offer some hope.
My destiny may reside in what I’ve rejected,
and I like a pawn, have lost all I’ve suspected.
But time disallows me to return to mistakes,
the choices in life I have made unrelate.
Perhaps my dreams are just that I’m regretting,
the possible path of success I’m forgetting.
For if it was meant I’d be there not questioning,
what life has afforded only be seen as a blessing.
Dreams are just dreams and what life can deliver,
is what we truly want and need to consider.
Regret is the past and a lesson to learn,
but life is a passage with happiness to earn.