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Perilous and Accepted

Updated on April 21, 2014
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Perilous and Accepted

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Perilously close to atrophy,

my overused brain just ceases,

my seasoned blood turns to powder,

its water-less gap, my reason.


For water is my fancy flight,

that creative flow that defines me,

for without it I am bloodless,

my comatose state just seamless.


I'd sit and stare my mind all lost,

if that door were closed before me,

and like a machine shut down, I'd waste and rust,

in a void of thought redeem-less.


The battery of this soul is clear,

my creative mind un-tethered,

and in this flight I thrive and conquer,

all postures strong and relentless.


For I am none of the others lives,

so committed to my purpose,

I can but relinquish all that contends,

to maintain my steady quotient.


And in my quest of connections made,

to all those who hold me dearly,

I can but promise my appreciation and heart-felt faith,

that life will treat them fairly.


So I hope that life will leave me to,

my journey of beauty from my words anew,

and allow this soul to be aligned with truth,

for all loves potential and a better world ensue.


What God has given me, shall never be in vain, for it defines this life and soul, and words shall bare the same.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So glad you enjoyed it MsDora, thanks once again for your support. Have a great day!

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your lines are all beautifully phrased but I especially love the verse for " all those who hold me dearly." Very meaningful promise. Thank you.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoy my work word55. Best wishes from Adelaide to Chicago.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Jan, always nice to hear from you.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Love this salute to the power of individual creativity and how it sustains, like oxygen. You are the "in the moment" king of poetry, Tony. I always love stopping by to read your work. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

      Hey Tony D, you write brilliant poetry. Happy Poetry Month and have a great day!

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hugs back, Phyllis. Thank you and hope you had a wonderful Easter. Take care.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Lots of hugs for one of my favorite poets of all time. Great poem and very deep feelings, Tony.

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