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How Prone

Updated on November 25, 2012
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How Prone

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Words imparted not from a sense of pride,

rather a sense of worth,

when worlds glitter from fools gold,

a seductive interpretation of value.


Grasping for self-worth,

we stumble to find place,

the solitude of the periphery,

too stark for acceptance, and too real for admission.


How prone we are to the sway of minds,

when they want nothing more than power,

and we want only recognition,

an acceptance of our true self.


The world is filled with givers and takers,

the givers want not the taking,

and the takers want everything,

despite the collateral damage.


A clean soul is a as pristine as the first snowfall,

unblemished by the manipulations of greed,

yet oppressed by the self importance

of the deluded righteous.


How prone we are to the moving herd,

the mindless followers of gain,

when all joy resides within the giving,

and the sanctity of love.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Life Iz beautiful, so glad you related to my words. Thanks for you comment.

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      Salini 

      5 years ago from India

      Truly said... all joy resides within the giving,

      and the sanctity of love...

      Very insightful poem voted beautiful.

      Have a warm day ahead...:)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected DR, and thanks for dropping by.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Faith Reaper, so glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice, introspective. Liked it a lot. Voted "beautiful."

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      This is so very lovely, and filled with much truth no doubt. I love the very last line, as it is so very profound indeed.

      Great!

      Voted up, etc. and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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