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No Apology for That

Updated on September 1, 2011
My Own Way. Source: flickr.com
My Own Way. Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com

No Apology for That

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I am disabled, disarmed by my thoughts,

and plagued by the deception within me.

It pleads to follow in step,

the paths of men long gone,

their deed written as truth to uphold.


But I am prostrate, trying to find my own,

lost in the idea that I alone will discover my fate.

The world is a sequence of steps, each grown from the last,

but without creativity, nothing new would occur,

everything following a gentle and predictable course.


I struggle to find place because of this inequity,

my mind torn between what’s expected and what’s right.

I can only follow my heart and in doing so,

appear outside convention, against the flow.


But my mind sees life differently,

feels the flow of creativity that drives me.

The confusion I feel does not abate,

because I am of two minds, what I’ve been taught,

and what I know is right for me.


Misunderstood and motives questioned,

I can’t defend my course other than practise it.

What I do, how I play this game,

is who I am, and I make no apology for that.


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