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Here Lies the Sinner

Updated on September 25, 2012
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Here Lies the Sinner

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Redemption sought is a hefty weight to bare,

always vying for an illusive peace of mind,

the balance between internal denial and undeniable truth,

like gnarled fingers clawing their way out from our darkest shadows.



Mistakes are our passage of learning,

yet we in our sufferance of them deny our very nature,

struggle within to accept our potential for darkness,

every dreaming of a perfection without balance.



Forgiveness is often even more illusive,

seemingly so distant as to make redemption an impossibility,

yet it we who hold the key to freedom of heart,

the resolution of cause and effect.



Seeking outwardly to redeem our actions,

is a band-aid to the realisation and acceptance of potentials,

a feigned mark of impropriety,

and ultimately the rejection of reality.



As imperfect beings we can do no more than give our best,

to exact life with loving care and good intentions,

and to accept our mistakes with grace and conviction,

to better our lives by learning and forgiving.



Redemption is often a misnomer,

a seeming balance without understanding,

yet balance creates its own path, with or without our thoughts,

and we, in the end, must accept our potentials within darkness and light.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed so much Aubrey. Have a great day.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      What an awesome poem about being imperfect. It's very realist and just plain awesome. Good work Tony. :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Yes, it's a powerful image Leslie, glad you liked it. I think the images are so important on this platform. It usually takes me far longer to find the right image than to write the poems. Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      God i adore your writing! Denial can be very damaging in the end - with 2 opposing forces battling inside! Best to accept that we are just that - 'imperfect creatures' - and try to do better next time!

      tweeting and sharing sir...

      ps..that last image moves me deeply - i'd love to hang it on my wall..

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it sligobay, thanks for dropping in.

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      sligobay 

      6 years ago from east of the equator

      Great write with deep understanding of human nature, Tony.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Faith Reaper, and glad you connect to my thoughts.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, prayer is the key to being truly set free from those chains that bind us, as we are all sinners, and are in need of a Savior. Excellent write. Very profound dear one. Vote Way Up God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you found it encouraging Debbie. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a encouraging wonderful hub.. this really makes me feel good and i am taking this to heart... i am sharing this on facebook on prayer page..

      debbie

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated graebear, glad you connected. Thanks for stopping by.

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      graebear 

      6 years ago

      I really like this and I have shared this with those that I know it will encourage also .. Thank You , very nice .

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