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I Relent

Updated on December 28, 2012
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I Relent

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


I acquiesce to the powers that be,

but live my life by the truth I see,

and in doing so I compromise,

to sacrifice for what I despise.


I accept the roles that fit me in,

with the authorities, the rules and deliberate sin,

but within this heart the meaning's thin,

and I relent my silence to share.


I am no more saint than sinner here,

and I walk the line between what judgements bare,

my thoughts removed from the moral bounds,

instead in thought my heart resounds.


Once removed from commercial life,

I bleed for expression and a gentle mind,

forever against the greed of men,

and the power of control and oppression, sin.


I cannot abide by the world I'm in,

yet if I let go shall my soul rescind,

my crime not action but inaction make,

a world all lost from my own sake.


My life has always been between,

neither this nor that, a purgatory pain,

able to win and lose with grace,

in a world not seen to be a race.


I relent on winning for the sake of me,

and instead just accept my thoughts are free,

and by that I'll live within my bounds,

serene in the silence of my hallowed ground.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Take care Deergha.

    • dghbrh profile image

      deergha 

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

      Ohhhhh my please as i said earlier. And I am happy that you have heard about Assam and Assam Tea . You are most welcome .....ANYTIME you wish so. You too take care and God bless you !

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Deergha. It is my pleasure that you relate and enjoy my thoughts and words. Must say, some of my favourite teas come from Assam; love to go there one day. Take care

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Deegha, It is my pleasure in sharing my thoughts and words. Glad you're enjoying and relating to them. Must say, some of the most beautiful teas come from Assam. Love to go there one day. Take care.

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      deergha 

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

      '......I am no more saint than sinner here,

      and I walk the line between what judgements bare,

      my thoughts removed from the moral bounds,

      instead in thought my heart resounds....'

      Very intense and yet the inner anguish for ultimate acceptance though always may be compromised is nicely expressed here. Your creativity is really kind of the red tulip among the white herd as it is sooo much profound and such nicely expressive. Thank you very much for this one. The confusions of creative persons to fit in this mundane world may be sometimes very much painful. Votes all up way and sharing this too.

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