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Secret Minds

Updated on March 12, 2012
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Secret Minds

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Puerile the snap, all the judgements made,

in hast, in bitter torment, the defenceless tirades,

to prop our egos so fragile and make,

insecurities and truths too real for us to take.

Funny how resolute we become in defence,

to protect the lies and the deceptions we vent,

like rabbits in burrows all silent and safe,

the presence of life is a conclusion mistake.

Driven by fear and the shame of denial,

we so easily drift in a stagnant lifestyle,

penning the wins and ignoring defeat,

to protect all the lies and the secrets we keep.

If only we’d make peace with our tormented selves,

accept all the faults and the lies that we’ve held,

to bolster our vision of truth and self-worth,

but in reality denigrate our credibility or worse.

Truth is a pure and caustic resolve,

but thought it comes freedom and peace to absolve,

all the secrets that keep us so still in our lives,

and limit our passage and the joys to survive.

Facing the demons can only uplift,

a soul with intentions but a weakness to drift,

and in accepting the darkness that resides in us all,

we release it from harm and in heart make that call.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated ImKarn, glad you connected.

      Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Facing ourselves and looking inside is something only the most evolved seem to be able to do. It is difficult and painful and most would rather just not! Those that do learn so much, tho, that the suffering is worth it! This was absolutely beautiful in it's rhythm and it's message..

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Kind words Krystal, and much appreciated.

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      Krystal 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This is a very serious topic and you handle it so masterfully :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you do erickcb, I appreciate you taking the time.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it ytsenoh. Thanks for dropping by.

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      erickcb 

      6 years ago

      i liked your poem very much.

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      Cathy 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Very, very nice--flows so nicely for the subject. Thank you. Thumbs up.

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