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Suffice it to Say

Updated on December 28, 2013
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Suffice it to Say

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

Suffice it to say, I don't know,

I don't know why I intrinsically 'know',

but choose not to act

within the foundation of knowledge,

and in my own interest.

I stare blindly at the truth,

thinking I understand it, appreciate its value,

yet ignore it in self-sabotage,

disarming all modes of protection,

and leaving myself open and vulnerable.

Why in heavens name do I do this,

promote my own undoing by ignoring what I know,

and ultimately creating difficulty, strife,

travelling roads less travelled,

filled with harm and overwhelming obstacles.

The truth is I forge a difficult life, deliberately,

because of needs that must be fulfilled,

and in my will for resolution,

I see possibilities and blindly reach for them,

ignoring all reason and common sense judgement.

We may formulate plans, how to attain our goals,

consciously live our lives with detailed and painstaking instigation,

yet by far our greatest drive in life is emotional,

and that drive undermines all else to ensure success,

even despite ourselves, steps taken at great risk.

All this is why we marry the wrong person,

take the wrong job, or buy something we just can't afford,

because we are searching to resolve inner needs,

often subconscious motives that drive us,

desperate in attainment.

It is never bad luck or a miscalculation that thwarts our desires,

but we alone, and what we feel we must have to find contentment and fulfilment,

and in that we are pawns to our true self,

adept at trickery and the instilled beliefs that promise deliverance,

in a world complex and randomly brutal.

Know thyself and the world will play along.

If you don't know what drives you, how can you trust yourself?


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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks so much Leslie, I'm glad it affected you with such enthusiasm. Your comment as always very much appreciated. Hope you and your loved ones have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      i'm so pleased i dropped by to read this masterpiece! And - i don't use the word 'master'

      seems to me you know yourself extremely well, my friend - not to mention the psychology of the human race..

      i will share this forward and put it on my fb page!

      truly awesome!