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Hang On, Just a Little Longer

Updated on December 10, 2013
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Hang On...Just a Little Longer

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


In memory of forgotten dreams,

I must admit the loss it seems,

for all my hopes and hearts desires,

have more than not been doused by fire.


I launched myself into the fray,

convinced of triumph my doubts betrayed,

but it seems that life got in the way,

and rearranged my perfect play.


For plans are thoughts that on hopes are based,

when life can have other things to say,

while steps are taking and moves in place,

perspectives changed and conditions erased.


A blink in time and your plans just fold,

the world has turned and revisions uphold,

transforming all those grandiose ideas,

into another life with salient fears.


I gather my thoughts and relaunch attack ,

knowing the universe has my back,

yet floods and rains diminish my path,

and I alone stand in the aftermath.


Knee high in mud I trudge my way,

each onslaught I launch while I slowly decay,

determined to collate my disarray,

in life's challenge, a relentless moot tirade.


Hang on I say, just a little longer,

the pinnacle in sight, if I was a little stronger,

so I train and struggle and hone my plans,

but in the end that gold slips through my hands.


Perhaps when I am dead and gone,

shall victory bless my grave anon,

and I a sleeping in oblivion,

shall never know how well I've done.


'Murphy always has the last word.'


Even Vincent Van Gogh died in poverty.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      The pleasure is mine MsDora, and I'm so glad you connected to my thoughts. Thanks you for dropping by and have a great day.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      That is so gratifying Phyllis, to be able to connect to a heart and it means something. It's my pleasure and I always appreciate your comments. Take care.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Tony, so often your titles speak to me and pull me in -- then your poetry sends me a message I so needed to hear. Your poems always reach out to ones who need to see more clearly. Thank you, my friend.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Tony, I can identify with your thoughts all the way. Life gets in the way. However, you also exhibit deep faith in "Hold on" and the fact that your blessings might materialize after you are gone. Faith is holding on no matter what. Thank you for this encouragement.

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