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Justify- a poem

Updated on December 27, 2012
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Justify

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



All in a day's work,

this placation we call destiny,

edging bit by bit to the sway of words,

we ourselves proclaim.



Adjustment our cause,

manifestation the consequence,

yet not always our conscious efforts realised


bantered around in the ether, confused.



What worlds we claim in our endeavours,

justifying this and that for our ego's sake,

yet in our delinquent naivety,

we are a lost mooring on a vengeful sea.



The pretense is a lost paradigm,

ever guiding us to conclusions of delusion,

and a cold and harsh bite from the hand that feeds us,

the life we so carelessly disregard.



Reality is no perception,

simply truth without our intervention,

our calculated manipulations and forced beliefs,

born of need and irrational self-importance.



One brain, consciousness and free will,

bound to be an avalanche of delusion,

when what matters is plain, irrepressible,

we are as all life, the potential to have meaning.


The rest, is a game we ourselves invent.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Aubrey. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Really awesome Tony... as always. :) Great work!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Leslie, have the D&M's lately. Last week I found myself venting, digging deep and perhaps a little blood-letting. Promised my partner I'd lighten up this week; focus on the more positive. Being a poet is like being immersed in a second to second diary of emotions...all out there in black and white. My search for understanding the human condition always starts within, and being a writer ends up out. Must be a good thing though; perhaps a bit unnerving for those close to us. Have a great day my friend.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      whew...deep..and oh sooo true! When will we stop deluding ourselves and see the simple truth? I ask this question constantly in my writing as well, Tony - and yet - denial and delusion is the name of the game! beautifully and passionately written...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for taking the time to comment QUIZ2012. Thanks for dropping in.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by CrisSp. Glad you connected.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Faith Reaper, glad you enjoyed it.

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      QUIZ2012 

      6 years ago

      Honestly, I believe there is no "choice" no matter how much we try altering time (in our "time"mind) existence always has and always will predate us.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thought provoking piece. It's about the living and stepping out into this turbulent world to seek for an answer when we don't even know what the question is.

      It's hard to justify. I guess, it's good enough that we somehow know how to belong. And as you conclude: "The rest, is a game we ourselves invent."

      Voted up and sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Well, you have written a very profound and thought-provoking poem here, and the imagery is stunning. Excellent poem. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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