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In Solitude, Lament

Updated on January 11, 2014
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In Solitude, Lament

By Tony DeLorger © 2104

In solitude, thoughts echo within a mind,

scrambled in intensity until the random subsides,

leaving the passage of distinct thoughts in serenity,

like the crystal clear sound of a babbling brook,

amid natures silent breath.

In this place I find clarity,

find the truths within the chaos of life,

those sounds of my inner voice unencumbered by chatter,

and the oppression of racing doubts and fears,

ever-present in the human mind.

From here one can consider,

lay waste the jagged traps of conditioning,

and see, with pure vision, the rhapsody of unfolding life,

not judged but seen unveiled in truth,

and in potential elevated to reality.

In the serene stillness of my mind,

I encounter my demons and angels,

in their age old struggle and my own path instilled,

come to pass as a result of my paradigms,

my decisions for life's play.

I take not this time of serenity enough,

often lost in the random complexities of existence,

and hounded by decisions in waiting,

often cast aside in procrastination, life overwhelming,

the mind frustrated and in confusion.

I lament my inability to stay on task,

to live with a serene heart,

even amid this cacophony of mental traffic,

and the demands I place upon myself,

in the outpouring of my soul in life.

I can only pray for my betterment,

patience for myself and my imperfections,

witnessing the limitations I contrive,

as reasoning for my failures,

and knowing many answers come from that serene place,

that place between breaths, between thoughts,

and in the solitude of my being.

Learning to have a quiet mind is not easy, but being lost in the torrents of life's chaos is far more difficult.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Absolutely Wayne, I agree. The world lives in a state of stress, and little can be accomplished in that frame of mind. Reason can only be of use when it has a broad perspective, and that can only happen when we take the time to quieten our ever-racing minds. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      If, like a moment of silence, the world could quiet their minds for a moment everyday, I believe we could reach a level of peace and enlightenment unfathomable.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Anil, glad you liked it.

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      As earlier ones, this hub is also very interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the compliment Eric; glad you enjoyed my words. I appreciate you stopping and taking the time to comment.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      5 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I enjoyed that read. If only more challenged themselves like you do the world would be much better for it.



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