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More... an epiphany

Updated on May 18, 2012
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By Tony DeLorger © 2012


More is the path of stillness in gratification,

the course of immersion in now, prolonged.

Awareness requires a broad perspective,

the ability to look from the outside in.


When we wallow in gratification,

we are overcome with experience

and blinded to truth.

Grasping for pleasures to prolong experience,

holds one to the immediate truth,

unable to see beyond that horizon,

and ultimately limiting life.


Rejecting struggle and the difficulties of experience,

feeds the will to seek more pleasure,

to immerse oneself only within one aspect,

and therefore propagating the belief of judgement,

right and wrong, good and bad, happy and sad.


Life is a kaleidoscope of experience,

all of which attributes to our understanding

and acceptance of vast possibilities and learning.

Holding on to the concept of 'more',

is constrictive to an open mind,

and debilitating to creativity,

experience the variety of life's gift.


Suffering and pleasure are but an acceptance

of the same opportunity,

and to that end we should reject nothing

in our pursuit of being.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm glad you connected Rahul; it is not all of us that consider these aspects of being, but to those who do, the solace of understanding.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Who has voted this poem funny! I am disappointed at that!

      this verse is all but funny

      What a brilliant write it is to share the eternal message of life... more makes you a lesser being!

      Powerfully written... appeals to the inner soul in me!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it so much Debbie. Thanks for commenting.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Daniel, much appreciated.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a wonderful poem... very awesome.. thoroughly enjoyed it.. great lines

      When we wallow in gratification,

      we are overcome with experience

      and blinded to truth.

      Grasping for pleasures to prolong experience,

      holds one to the immediate truth,

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Daniel Peebles 

      6 years ago

      I just wanted to let you know that I found this to be a very deep and wonderful poem. It takes a few readings to really digest... well done.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Gottabegod; glad you enjoyed.

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      Tracia Bussey 

      6 years ago from Southern USA

      Good writing! We need to keep in mind that 'more means more'. There's no end & never enough to our wants. We need to be able to tell ourselves 'no'!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading, secondimage and taking the time to comment.

    • secondimage profile image

      secondimage 

      6 years ago from From a place lost in time and space

      wonderful write tony!! glad to meet you and look forward to reading more, voted up and awesom :)

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