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In the End- a poem

Updated on June 13, 2012
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In the End

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Shall I know myself in the end,

be at peace with who I have become,

or will I regress, perhaps focused on the chattels of living,

judged by what I've done rather than who I am.


In the end will I know right from wrong,

a poor choice from a good one,

will I recognise the path of righteous thought,

as opposed to the calamity of self-gratification.


Will I hesitate when posed the question,

would you change it if you could,

or will I have learned enough

to understand the lessons of pain and anguish,

I myself have created.


In the end, will my loved ones feel they have been loved,

feel beyond words that a soul gave all,

or will my actions leave me wanting,

weary in the wake of my ineptitude and potential.


Will I rest content, knowing I did my best,

or stir in my earthly grave, in torment for my mistakes,

compassion I should have felt,

kindness I could have bestowed.


As time imparts its slow and numbing passage,

I consider regrets and opportunities,

knowing that for all my inadequacies

I still have a lifetime to give,

to share and to experience.


In the end, I want no stone unturned,

no regret lasting, and no doubt to linger,

just the acceptance of what I am.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Kind words Lucky Cats, and much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed my words.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked it PDXKaraokeGuy. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      hello Tony DeLorgor: I think, in the end, you are going to be just fine...these beautiful words tell me so; because you already are wanting and working towards a position of grace...so that, when you reach the final final; you will be well equipped with empathy, sympathy, unselfishness, an open heart and forgiving nature....why? Because you are already there, my friend. This lovely bit of prose tells your readers so. UP Awesome Useful Beautiful.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I think we all want that, Tony. Thanks for sharing this universal theme! Well done! Shared... UP

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are always kind with your words. I appreciate it, Rahul. Just glad you connect to my thoughts.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Acceptance is what a man craves for....

      Your poetry is timeless Sir...

      In awe

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      A lovely comment Qudsia. I'm so glad you appreciate my words. Thanks for dropping by. Nice to hear from you.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      In the end, I want no stone unturned,

      no regret lasting, and no doubt to linger,

      just the acceptance of what I am.

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      Tony, I need not praise your poem for they are the definition of praise itself. The simplicity with which your words play a criss cross game on your scribe revealing all truths is wonderful!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Kind words unknown spy. Much appreciated. Thanks for dropping in. Hope you can dot it again.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Dr. Glad you appreciate my words. Thank you for dropping by.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, you have a masterpiece here. I love your poem. the title is also very mysterious and interesting. Nice choice.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it onlineconsultant. Drop by anytime; the door is always open.

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      onlineconsultant 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Tony, I don't usually look for writing such as this online, but I was 'hub hopping' and came across it. Great piece of writing, great sentiments and thoughts, very profound. Thank You.