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Idle By- a Poem

Updated on February 26, 2012
An indignant universe flips the bird.
An indignant universe flips the bird.
Our isignificance is evident.
Our isignificance is evident.

Idle By

By Tony DeLorger© 2011


Idle by I sit and wait for someone of responsibility,

to take charge of my life and transform all that displeases.

Warranted not by my laziness but my fear,

I cling to invisibility, my inner child begging for release.

The antithesis of my will, I draw back within,

and cringe under the shear weight of my apprehension.


Idle by I sit and wait for someone to love me,

to lead me into a blissful life, away from the dark abyss.

Warranted not by my heartlessness but my fear,

I cling to mediocrity, my talent ever suppressed.

The antithesis of my will, I draw back within,

and cringe under the ineptitude of my loneliness.


Idle by I sit and wait for someone to find me,

to relinquish my doubts and understand my insight and expression.

Warranted not by my confidence but my fear,

I cling to sadness, my vision pleading for release.

The antithesis of my will, I draw back within,

and cringe under the indecision of my acceptance.


Idle by I will sit no more,

I will be responsible, loved and found,

until truth has embraced me.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the kind words guys.

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      Little Kim 6 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      Lovely poem. It's lonely just waiting.

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      Midianite 6 years ago from Australia

      This is an awesome poem/song - and is probably the best I've seen posted on hubpages. Nice vocabulary.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by gis_r07.

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      gis_r07 6 years ago from Boston, MA

      Deep and beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done!