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In Choice...a poem

Updated on April 17, 2012
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In Choice

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


In choice we find the road untrodden,

with all its potential, danger and reward,

and in choosing, the lessons of life,

like fruit upon a tree, are offered for the courageous.


In choice do we find solace or blame,

for all that ensues by our own hand,

the harshness of mistakes and the smoothness of right,

all played out in exquisite detail on the stage of life.


In choice do we suffer our greatest pain,

our most uplifting victories,

and our most bewildering enigmas,

all the product and process of a growing mind.


In choice do we love with all the people who grace our lives,

they too by choice having found us,

each on a pathway that strangely intersects,

each connection with its challenges and rewards.


In choice do we live the life placed before us,

our acceptance and appreciation of it ours alone,

whether poverty or wealth, illness or health,

happiness is ours to embrace.


In choice do we exist,

and what we do with this gift is up to us,

to love, to hate, to acknowledge or live in denial,

in choice do we begin to understand.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Minnetonka Twin, glad you connected with my thoughts. Take care.

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow Tony-Your words are very powerful and inspiring. Great poetry on choice and how it can impact our lives.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Rahul, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great poem! Our choices make us who we are, how we live, in fact determine each characteristic of our personality and lifestyle!

      You touched these aspects beautifully sir!

      :)

      Rahul

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