ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

How Much Further

Updated on January 1, 2013
Journey from ~Mistwalker~ Source: flickr.com
Journey from ~Mistwalker~ Source: flickr.com

How Much Further

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


How much further must we go into the abyss,

before peace is found,

before fear and hatred cease to consume minds,

before greed is proven shallow.


Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism,

are filled with notions of love, brotherhood and acceptance,

yet somewhere purpose has become lost,

the pure words of truth are but echoes falling to distance.


I believe not in any doctrine of dogma,

but I do believe in love and the potential of peace,

and in that pursuit I see nothing but contention,

the squabbling of children over pointless rights.


I dream of countless blessings,

and wake to endless war,

in minds, in words, in battles and oppression,

the sounds of silent screaming resounding in hearts.


How much further must we bend morality,

justify the decimation of our earth,

and the destruction of all life sacred,

for the appeasement of systems we've created.


How much pain can we inflict without guilt,

without the consciousness of an open and giving heart,

and how will we sleep knowing what we do to one another,

in the name of self-gain.


How much further can we go without breaking,

knowing all this and seeing no change,

no serenity only struggle,

no contentment just self-inflicted pain.


How much further is it to home.



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile image
      Author

      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind Denise. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful and touching. Thanks Tony. So many of us think this same thing, but you put it so eloquently.

    • Tony DeLorger profile image
      Author

      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks FR. Yes, love is the answer. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very profound words here . . . yes, how much further? This world is not our true home, thank goodness, but we must never, never stop loving, as love is the only answer. Our hearts must be changed to learn how to love unconditionally no matter what!

      Voted up +++ sharing

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

    Click to Rate This Article