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Pretending won't do it!

Updated on February 25, 2012
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Pretending won’t do it!

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Tempted by the stray thoughts of doubt,

in desperate pleas I claw my way out,

stuck in the mire of my circumstance known,

clinging to fear and my trite qualms so prone.


When deliverance waits on the side of a step,

through change a clear path beyond visions inept,

to potentials of limitless scope will I find,

if only I can resist that fear in my mind.


I forget all too soon what power I hold,

in the nature of my world let my story be told,

my will and tenacity to strive in the end,

can mould and deliver a life not pretend.


For in rescinding my course and my dreams by denial,

I forfeit the right, endure a harsh life by trial,

instead of the gift of possibility to find,

the clouded mist of uncertainty reminds.


In pretence I lay stagnant, awaiting rescue that never comes,

instead of accepting that toil overcomes,

with visions of change and betterment found,

my body steps out and my thinking resounds.


I am whatever and whoever I will,

a universe to back me in my pursuit and dispel,

any doubts or worries that failure can take,

anything of value that I’m willing to make.


Failure at end is a job still undone,

as uncertain as winning yet a lesson in love,

for struggle is never a negative view,

simply the lessons of movement for a heart to imbue.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks ImKarn, glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      You ARE whatever and whoever you will"! So self aware! Failure at end is a job still undone" Profound! Thank you

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