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Jagged with Hurt

Updated on January 18, 2013
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Jagged with Hurt

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


The reign of diligence ceases,

when entreated by the seduction of flattery,

the twisted cause of distraction.

Temptation, folly without consideration,

drags us from focus and all plausible action.

Babes in arms we become,

vulnerable prey to the misguided, the puerile,

the gormless vacant souls who invade minds,

limits worlds and manipulate.

Why do we so easily fall to lies,

the path of ill-intent sticky with honey,

words smoothed with velvet tones,

but jagged with hurt.

How do we not see the trapping

of our own souls by egos run,

all sense lost to sweet sour intentions.

We are so defenceless in our pride,

our prejudice open to nurture,

our soft flesh bared to the blades of loss.

All for the meaningless polish of seduction,

a lost path of completion,

and the victorious whim of a rival.

Thoughts can be such weapons,

such persuasive tools of malcontents,

yet with the power to resist,

the power to overcome and hold fast,

the focus of a positive mind.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa, greatfully accepted.

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      raciniwa 

      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      because we live in the world full of lies...we believe in things we don't actually feel...great poem Sir Tony...I Salute you!!!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected ubanichijioke. thanks for reading.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      You poured out your mind here. Sometimes, we face hard situations in life, deception and hurt. But standing up to fight makes us stronger. Great poem.

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