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My Greatest Rival, Me

Updated on October 3, 2012

My Greatest Rival, Me

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Impaled upon my dark intent,

no lessons learned no pain relent.

I clamber for my balance make,

my suffering in kind relate.

To decisions made and results undone,

my deluded mind unrelenting run.

From reality I read as masked,

the mask my denial of my precious heart.

Between self-denial and visions veiled,

I am but fodder for my breath inhaled.

I feel invested in false betrayals,

the wayward path of no detail,

grasping for a hold on life,

above the fog of human strife.

Though lost for long I search for light,

a resounding flame in dark of night.

I channel truth within my brain,

now seen as reflection a past insane.

Clung to thoughts and soulless haunts,

I forward move in manner of sorts,

aware of my addiction cold,

disrupt my path and problems old.

Now I see the steps of gain,

outside my small and addled brain,

searching truth is lost to will,

when all along its within me still.

I am my greatest rival.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Bibaya, fashion and travel_man1971. I'm glad you all enjoyed my offering. Thanks for reading.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      This is very true. Our closest, stiff competition is ourselves.

      This is classic, Sir Tony!

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Beautiful poem.You have great imagination.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      All our life we are in illusion and delusion, and never know we are own rival. Beautiful poetry.