ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How I See

Updated on December 12, 2013
Between Good and Evil comes Freedom from Laura Moawad
Between Good and Evil comes Freedom from Laura Moawad
The Balance from Who is Bad Wolf?
The Balance from Who is Bad Wolf?
Demon Inside from Aditya Darmasurya
Demon Inside from Aditya Darmasurya
Angels Walk Among Us from chorus
Angels Walk Among Us from chorus
Seeking the Light from Chuck Underwood
Seeking the Light from Chuck Underwood

How I See

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

How must I see this ragged path,

my self-inflicted mind torn apart,

when the wake of troubles in floods decay,

linger long in an open heart, dismayed.

No matter how I see life... ebony, white,

so then must I witness my earthly plight,

and all that a heart can imbibe, withstand,

does not avow my blood soaked hands.

What I see is vast and alarming,

the works of balances both renewing and harming,

for what we are in choice and sight,

attests the forces on both sides right.

A Saint we may in earthly life,

but demons take in balance plight,

how many martyrs will fall to prove,

perfection is not a natural shoe.

And we on earth conceived of both,

the darkest soul and of love find growth,

and in life appease than balance found,

between the darkness and hallowed ground.

I see myself in long decay,

the observer, the arbiter of my fears allayed,

and know in my soul, that love will win,

amid a life of earthly sin.

And live I must to see both sides,

and the pain of awareness my tortured ride,

but in faith I hold fast my battered soul,

to always seek the beauty and in life be whole.

We can see the world from endless perspectives, but the only true way is to embrace both sides of darkness and light, and to then speak from middle ground.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks you for your kindness John; I'm glad you connect to my thoughts and expression. You comments are always appreciated. Take care my Aussie mate.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is amazing poetry Tony. You are a true wordsmith and your poetry always has a clear message. Voted up as always.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Deergha, I'm glad you found it relevant. Always nice to hear from you. Have a great day.

    • dghbrh profile image


      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      A true take on the world as it is at present time from individualistic perspective. Nice work done and i loved to read this. Thank your for sharing. Shared and votes up interesting.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)