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How Long?...a poem

Updated on June 27, 2013
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How Long?

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


How long must I wait,

the coiled blanket of time twisting,

and I a stitch of colour within it,

alone and removed from the mundane,

yet yearning for a soul's touch,

waiting amid undulations,

like a dice coming to rest.


How long must I suffer,

the pangs of in-conclusion,

having tested truth to evolving acceptance,

and I the eternal optimist,

hope amassing into a crest of outpouring,

and my heart willing to ride the shallows,

to risk all for the privilege.


How long must I lose,

good intentions turned sour from self-ignorance,

by those lost within the vastness of possibility,

lost by their unforgotten past,

and the writhing of untruth to still the pain,

and to struggle with dominance,

to relieve the incessant gnawing of guilt.


How long must I live without love,

when love is so lost to conflict,

and the survival of a veiled heart,

and I, open like a wound,

live through every second of illusion,

that a soul will peal away that crust,

and find me.



How Long do we Live from Sarah ShuiLian flickr.com
How Long do we Live from Sarah ShuiLian flickr.com

Life is but a moment in eternity, why can't we embrace truth and be who we are, without all the pretense, the lies and contention? Love is the glue that can bind us, and saves us from ourselves.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks jabelufiroz, I shall. Glad you liked it.

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      Firoz 4 years ago from India

      Nice poem. Keep sharing.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Forgiveness is a powerful panacea, and realizing that morality is as much about what we alone can accept, that what we are conditioned to believe. Getting to the truth of us can be difficult, but the truth can set you free. Thanks for the comment.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Very introspective. I once had to defend a man who I knew was guilty. I won and it took 6 years dealing with confusion.

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