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Open Free

Updated on February 13, 2012

Open Free

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

As time goes by we mere mortals strive to evolve, to learn and be open to the world and all its realities. Some too difficult to assimilate are pushed aside only to resurface later in life, many truths learned about our own nature often hard to accept.

However we strive and in what direction, one thing remains true; we are who we are no matter what happens to us. We can lean and change to some extent but ultimately there is only one unique you and that foundation lives on regardless.

No mater what we do we cannot become someone else, only improve the self we are to the self we wish to aspire to. With all our faults and frailties we should celebrate who we are, where we’ve been and what we will become. This poem is a reflection of that thinking.

Open Free

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

One layer shed, one cat to catch,

one day to sew, one life to match.

Heaven’s hope is smashed, human guilt abashed,

and every dream is scratched

And still I am.

Open now I be, layers falling free,

core is open three

And still I am.

No matter how I see, no matter what I’ll be,

every changing me

And still I am.

Heart filled with love, mind confused and lulled,

my searching now rebuff,

And still I am.

Paradoxically my will attributes more to my troubles than fate,

My child-like elates, my ignorance relates,

And still I am.


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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks No Clue, which is a misnomer.

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Tony, This is such powerful stuff! Intellectually, it resonates...internally not so much...only because accepting and forgiving me is slow going and hard. Will bookmark this for revisitation! Thank you!