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Glimpses- a poem

Updated on February 18, 2013


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.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Binaya, I'm glad as always you appreciate my work.

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      7 years ago

      Your poetry brims with beautiful imagery and wonderful emotions

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and commenting d.william. You're right, there can be no regret; those passages in life that offer the most turmoil also offer the lessons that define who you we are and what we will become.

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      7 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Wonderful poem. Very profound. I think, the older we get the more we wonder about where we would be in life if we had taken a different path. For me, although i may have been able to achieve a greater amount of fortune, i don't think i would have learned the lessons of the mind and spirit that makes me the person i am today. Without regrets and at peace with myself and the world - even in all its turmoil. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Peggy; i'm glad you adhered to the thoughts. Thanks for reading.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Reminds me of Robert Frost's poem about the road not taken. Kimh039 summed it up nicely. Better to look ahead instead of dwelling on the past. Voted up!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Kim, glad you connected.

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      Kim Harris 

      7 years ago

      Ah, the road less traveled is challenging at times. A lot can be learned from examining one's life and choices, but dwelling too much on the past can become self absorbing and unproductive. Nicely done, Tony.


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