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How Fragile

Updated on January 22, 2012
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How Fragile

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


How fragile we are in life,

but a stroke of time from death,

yet we embrace life with such carelessness,

such abandon.


We are vessels of such potential,

born to fly yet choose to tread the crusted earth,

the jagged course of lost souls,

begging the penance of our imperfections.


Like specs of light we wonder life,

seeking meaning from without,

when all the time it is life itself the gift,

the purpose in glorious perfection.


Ignorance them becomes the ticking,

the wasting surge of fragility,

that begs our demise without insight,

without the surrender to the beauty of life.


How fragile we are in death,

pleading recompense, another chance,

a sudden epiphany of light,

a grim moment of regret,

and a crystal thought of what could have been.


What course we take matters not,

what gift is given is all in pursuit,

to embrace life for the potential it is,

and to accept and give thanks for the miracle.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Debbie, happy you connected. Have a great day.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Beautiful lines...what gift is given is all in pursuit,

      to embrace life for the potential it is,

      and to accept and give thanks for the miracle.

      I love this

      thank you for sharing'

      debbie

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Houa Lor, glad you enjoyed.

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      Houa Lor 6 years ago from Minnesota

      What an awesome piece!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again DailyDrive, and welcome aboard. Hope I can continue to please.

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      DailyDrive 6 years ago from Kodiak, AK

      Sorry - don't know where the extra letters came from. Thanks for sharing.

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      DailyDrive 6 years ago from Kodiak, AK

      Loved it -nthanksmformsharing. Voted up.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind cat on a soapbox; I'm glad you enjoy my thoughts and words. Thanks for your comment.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by sweetheart2, and your kind words.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Richard, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Catherine Tally 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Tony- So true! Life should be savored like an excellent meal, tasted slowly while noticing the subtleties not rushed through just for sustenance. Our enjoyment comes from our associations with memories and our fine-tuned senses. Each day is full of promise.

      Beautifully done. I love your writing!

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      sweethearts2 6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Beautiful words and photos. Life does give us opportunity to experience miracles

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      Richard Craig 6 years ago from England

      A nicely written poem with a mellow and gentle flow. This helped my tired head today, thanks and well done Tony.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping in workwithnature, glad you enjoyed my words.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm glad you enjoyed it Field-Of-Dreams, and welcome aboard. Hope my words continue to inspire.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again raciniwa, have a great day.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure CM, thanks for reading and your comment.

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      workwithnature 6 years ago from Ireland

      Ah you can't beat poetry. It always gets strait to the core...

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      A beautifully written poem. Thank you for sharing it with us and have a great day! :-)

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Tony...i heard you...we live life as if there's no tomorrow...greatly written...

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      A Beautiful reflection. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Rosemay50, much appreciated. Do drop by again.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A beautiful poem

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I shall Perspycacious, thanks for reading.

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Love it. Voted up and beautiful. Check for errors and it will be even better.

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