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My Cathedral

Updated on December 26, 2011
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My Cathedral

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Here I sit aloft, in my cathedral post,

high above the lost intent of souls,

within a multitude of crossed beams,

the foundations of heaven.

Below the crusted earth spins,

grinding away the time

in an endless slowing of life,

a procession of misunderstanding.

Why am I here, so removed from reality,

the dim cloud of human life below,

becoming laden,

like brooding storms in waiting.

Human endeavour branches out

like tree roots searching nutrients,

yet in the end undermining the earth,

and sucking it dry.

I am perched over an abyss,

too far to fall,

enclosed by the roof of the world,

spires above the clouds pointing to heaven.

Like ants below, never sleeping,

human hordes chip away at life,

their incessant humming,

the drone in my dreams.

Why do I sit removed,

this vista too much to endure,

too much to absorb,

when all I want is oblivion, a peaceful ignorance.

My cathedral echoes the possibility of divinity,

a path to heavenly bliss,

yet the sky is hidden within the shadow of enclosure,

under my roof, my limits.

Here I sit aloft, watching,

trying not to fall,

and peering into the void,

the spires of my mind, searching, yearning.


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      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure chuckbl, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Charlie 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Lovely poem, with a great, and new way to express feelings we all too often feel. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa. Hope you and your family have a great 2012. Happy New Year.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i want peace too...can i go to that cathedral and find serenity?such lofty thoughts Tony...

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      time2rite 

      6 years ago

      Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected time2rite. Thanks for reading and your comment. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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      Kathryne Waller 

      6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Is this not the plague of the human condition, this "yearning, searching"; this quest for understanding, and all too often, oblivion? Beautiful!

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