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Incomplete...a poem

Updated on July 31, 2012
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Incomplete

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Incomplete, the drive to endure,

the tenacity to overcome the self,

and all the gnawing doubts that loom,

in the shadows of past struggle.



There, in the cold breathless void, dim and receded,

are the dark whispers of obstinence,

the downright refusal to change,

to move forward with courage.



To endure is to accept,

and to accept is to experience what will come,

knowing that a heart will somehow go on,

regardless of the blood letting.



Acceptance is simply the recanting of will,

not the giving way of hope in separation,

an acceptance not of reality but of indifference,

the pathway of a hapless mind.



In life we may choose,

to know in the completeness of truth,

or to see what we will, not what remains in substance,

the reality of being.



To live in the light of truth,

we must accept completely our path, however it seems,

each fragment, coarse or smooth,

truly fashioned within the form of perfection.



Our vision is as pliable as our thoughts,

and truth always beckons consideration.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Too kind Aubrey. Thanks for your support.

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Always awesome work, Tony! )

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm touched by the accolade Leslie. It means a lot to me to get such wonderful feedback from talented writers such as yourself. Thanks and take care.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      "or to see what we will, not what remains in substance," - This is the epitome of 'ignorance is bliss', isn't it? To just go through life 'adjusting' the truth to meet one's reality? Sounds almost blissful - if it weren't such a shallow, non-evolving, waste of life! You are simply a phenomenal poet, my friend!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Genna, d you enjoyed it. thanks for dropping by.

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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "Our vision is as pliable as our thoughts,

      and truth always beckons consideration."

      Very interesting, and thought provoking poetry.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm glad you appreciate them, LaThing. It is gratifying to have such positive responses to my work. Take care.

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      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very deep, and powerful! Beautifully said, 'to live in the light of truth,

      We must accept completely our path...'!

      Enjoyed it very much..... Keep writing your beautiful poems, it's a pleasure to read them...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Namskar. As always, Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your continued support. take care.

    • dghbrh profile image

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      '....In life we may choose,

      to know in the completeness of truth,....'

      so true....quite thought provoking

      well written and really enjoyed your poem as always.

      voting up and sharing as well, friend:-)

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