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No Fear...a poem

Updated on January 19, 2013
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No Fear

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Pigeon-holed for what I'm not,

I squirm and flail with frustration,

echoing the resounding words that put me here,

I am stone, unbreakable, I have no fear.


Yet in my angst I tell a fib,

a son of man a misconception,

deluded guise of a steel like heart,

when emotion filled right from the start.


What bleeds is flesh, not stone or wood,

and what pleads for truth, misunderstood,

is a man convinced of invincibility,

despite an obvious vulnerability.


You see gender taught as a code to be,

is outmoded, limited and can't set you free,

until you embrace that gentle soul,

that resides so deep, and can't console.


For accepting what is truly there,

regardless of code, judgement or care,

can only make you whole in truth,

to live complete and in love recoup.


Fear is a just and considered right,

and we all are prone in dark or light,

to experience all in clean response,

and accept our limits and in love move on.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the thumbs up Keshav, glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Keshav Mohan profile image

      Keshav Mohan 

      6 years ago from Pune, Maharashtra India

      I like it.. It talked to me.. I gave a thumbs up :D

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Kindred spirits Leslie. And I may just drop by some day.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Mmmmm...me gusta, Tony - and i care to see it MY way..lol..to thine own self be true - society's narrow perameters DO pidgeonhole..those that resist are often outcast...

      i know from experience...Miss ya, Tony...c'mon by some day, big boy~!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Cresentmoon, and taking the time to comment.

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      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      A well written poem about men that shines a little bit of light upon them. Voted up.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Agree. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Perspycacious.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Enjoyed this one. There is so much more to men than men allow themselves to know.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jennifer, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jennifer Eve 

      6 years ago from New York

      Nice Thanks for sharing i like your hub... voted up

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