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How Illusive

Updated on July 12, 2012
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How Illusive


By Tony DeLorger © 2012

What shines from a soul,

laden with the intensity of earthly life,

when love is more dream than reality,

and hopes are tethered by imperfection.



What spark is dashed, subdued,

into a lamb of tolerance,

a flicker of what can be in a loving heart,

the potential of which goes far beyond the physical.



Treasured are the moments of intimacy,

when love's perfume pervades,

and egos and wills dissipate,

in the throws of selfless giving.



How courageous the commitment to love,

when all leads to disastrous past,

when struggle remains the antagonist of happiness,

and circumstance leads hearts far from truth.



Love in all its simplicity,

is the most complex ideal to attain in living,

always testing parameters,

and bleeding a heart dry in assessment.



Love, our most sought achievement,

requires at least, the bare core of commitment,

the arduous work and constancy of an open heart,

where reservations are cast aside in the name of love itself.


Paths are only rocky when strewn with debris,

the remnant past of broken hearts,

the doubts and fears that souls see not potential,

nor the blissful acceptance of love's purpose.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Debbie, as always, much appreciated. Take care

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You write such beautiful poetry.. always love what you do.

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by, IntegrityYes.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      So deep!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciated my expression LaThing. Thanks for commenting.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Your words have feelings and depth that could be felt by a heart that has experienced pain! Very well written, flowing with words, trying to grab onto the essence of it all!

      Voting up and awesome.....

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Shampa. So glad you enjoyed my work.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Kumar, glad you liked it. Hope I can continue to impress.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and beautiful!

      It is a nice poem. I liked it very much. Sharing it!

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      kumar24894 5 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Great poem ! loved it.

      Loved these lines

      "Love is all its simplicity,

      is the most complex ideal to attain in living,

      always testing parameters,

      and bleeding a heart dry in assessment."

      voted up .... sharing :)

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again dhbrh, glad you enjoyed it.

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

      awesome .......very nice poem

      loved to read

      i could relate to the feelings in it

      voted up and shared:-)

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