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Restraint and Survival

Updated on August 25, 2013
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Restraint and Survival

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


How shallow the depth of my cognizant mind,

hovering over thoughts like a dragonfly,

enticed, yet puzzled and at safe distance,

never once confident to land,

to begin to consider what thoughts hold.


Ignorant bliss, a paradigm in training,

a decision less hurtful than knowing,

what ensues in human minds,

what potential is stunted by our very nature,

the disarming, sabotage of human will in deed.


Lost within my oscillations of indecision,

hesitancy of those harsh truths that scorch,

the very fibres of a soul,

knowing what darkness lives within potential,

invading a spine at will for uncertain purpose.


I remain prostrate, unhinged,

at my own inadequacies, my ceaseless fence-sitting,

and inability to want full disclosure,

to know what demon I am, in hiding,

what thoughts could be, save my own morality.


Instead I choose fancy,

the plague of imagination that saves me,

launches tangents of beauty and acceptability,

into my world of 'if only',

that last bastion of hope, for human kind, and myself.


What we are alone is potential, all in our hands. What we see, understand and how we respond to this dream if life, is ours to determine. What we have within us, is the darkest and the most pure of possibilities, again for us to accept and express, as is our prerogative.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you agree Martin, and thanks for your support and comment.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this reflection. I think we agree.

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