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How I See

Updated on December 12, 2013
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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.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 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.

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      John Hansen 3 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.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 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.

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      deergha 3 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.