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How We Assume

Updated on March 3, 2014
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How We Assume

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

We assume too much, the lies we tell ourselves deluding,

and this my inner sanctum, strewn with assumptions,

like a battlefield, filled with death and feigning life,

spilt like blood from the vessel of truth.

Is it not my way to judge this atrocity,

but in recognition, the endless fronds of assumptions

lead to more truths undone, splayed in dissection,

with not a ounce of learning as outcome.

Why do we grasp non truths and shake them violently,

'til something falls away, something furnishes fruit,

even though it is shrivelled and dry, no life discernible,

just the shell of a fantasy, the only fruit of assumption.

Perhaps it is we, unable to know for sure,

that choose this course to satisfy our penchant for place and meaning,

so not to tax our scrambled brains, laden with overwhelming odds,

and buckling under the weight of expectations and appearances.

I know the truth serves only a valiant mind,

one strong enough to endure the barrage of inequity our ego's detest,

and deserved we must be for the universe to seed our minds,

push the boundaries of mere human reality.

Life is a testament to love, not intellect, not success,

but the ability of acceptance, and the kindness of sharing,

and in deed, the real visibility of character,

where assumptions are lost to definitive actions.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again MsDora, so glad it struck a chord with you. Your comment appreciated as always. have a great day.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your last line is a truth that sticks. We just have to keep on being and doing, and play down the assumptions that could easily and unnecessarily distract us. Excellent as usual!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks John, I think you have just reiterated exactly what I'm saying, and in the end, we are the ones who live in a state of disappointment. We all have to realign our thinking, and all we can do is adhere to our own values and be true to ourselves. Take care my friend.

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Sometimes I think the whole world seems to run on assumptions. We assume our governments will make the right decisions to protect us, our livelihoods, our future. We assume that other people think the same way as us, and what we consider right and fair, so should they. We assume that if we do something to help someone they will be appreciative and thank us. We assume that if we work hard we will be successful etc. I think we assume too much. Good poem Tony. Voted up.


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