By Tony DeLorger © 2103
Tempered, my anger and frustration,
by the very intellect that brings me undone,
but as I must, I strive for balance and harmony,
rather than add to the bitterness of a ill-tempered world.
In this pursuit I struggle,
keeping in check the darkness within my shadow,
and placating the incessant temptations that bubble,
within the cauldron of my soul.
I take my moral stance,
because that is who I am, not religious but pragmatic,
affording the understanding of balance, cause and effect,
and deciding what is right for myself and my life.
Morality sees not the judgement of actions,
but the mechanics of the process of actions and outcome,
and by this I create a paradigm within which to live,
and a value system to abide by, and to aspire to.
Many times I fall to my own intellectualism,
yet I still maintain my stance,
and whatever eventuates in circumstance,
this foundation lives and breathes on solid ground.
What comes through this individual mind,
has a perspective unchallenged, unique,
and so do we all in life have a voice,
mine chosen to speak at length, incessantly.
For what good is a writer without a voice,
without a mind bent on connection,
a life of struggle and complexity,
and a heart worn proudly on the sleeve.