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In the Absence

Updated on July 13, 2013
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In the Absence

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


In the absence of proof,

my faith earns its life,

precluding denial,

my doubting is rife.


For I grasp what belief

I can from my conscience,

faith cannot feed me

when reality nonsense.


In the absence of thought,

I respond with a knee-jerk,

my conditioning sound,

my instincts on high alert.


For I fall to indemnity,

to cover both sides,

my faith and conditioning,

in life I’ll survive.


My humanity saved,

my absence imbued,

with my hopes and my wishes,

in life I pursue.


I grasp for the questions,

that life can’t disclose,

and wallow in doubt,

until truth I suppose.


In the absence of truth,

in knowledge I imbibe,

for delusion I choose,

in life to survive.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the support pedrn44. Glad you're enjoying my work. Take care.

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      Sandi 6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      A powerful poem. You write so well and provoke so many thoughts. I will continue to read and look forward to more. Thanks:)

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Asma. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      A thought provoking poem, and it is said pictures is better than thousands words.

      but i am not saying so actually picture description is also very deep and meaningful with your sea like deep words.keep it up.