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Inexplicably Me

Updated on November 7, 2013
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Inexplicably Me

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.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Wayne, much appreciated. have a great day my friend.

    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sounds like you described yourself and the mind of a writer very well. That is a good shot of you!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Nice to hear from you too Betty, thanks for dropping by. Take care.

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      G Good to read you again! I've been so busy with my music of late, haven't been on Hubpage much. Check out my www.facebook.com/bettysmusic if you like music! Have a great weekend!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you found it inspiring Phyllis, it's nice to hear from you. Take care.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Tony. I really like this poem. I voted as useful, along with other votes, because it encourages me to look deeper within myself for 'who I am', what are my gifts are and how I apply this to my life. Your poem is very inspiring. Thank you.

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