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That Spring Within

Updated on July 23, 2013
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That Spring Within

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

Penning what resides within my soul,

I can but wonder what is seen,

the unrequited thoughts of an open heart,

able to find freedom in expression.

What often surfaces is a surprise to me,

deeply buried within me,

in the darkest hidden recesses,

finding light and ascension in a surge of self-introspection.

Truths and feelings rise like crystal springs,

yearning for sunlight and an expanse of form,

flowing out into the world uninhibited,

and with the kindest intent.

How often I wonder how I am perceived,

heart on sleeve, words set free,

and consider for a moment, I am but a pariah of dreams,

a singular voice seeking understanding and recognition.

In my heart the noblest of intentions guide my words,

always the voices of my conscience and moral limits,

given in hope of acknowledgement,

to somehow sway the anger and contention of a world in darkness.

The words my sword, my sentiments the missing puzzle pieces,

I plead loving kindness and consideration,

and the surrender of hateful minds, rather the pursuit of dreams,

and all of worth in this world of endless expectation.

Within that spring rises all that is me,

limited only by what judgement is placed upon it,

searching in earnest for harmony and a peaceful life,

in the beauty of realising potential.

What I think, what I write and what I am comes from a soul attuned to what makes us human, vulnerable and powerful in our quest to live in peace.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you FR, I'm glad you really liked it. Always nice to hear from you. Take care.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Tony, this is profoundly beautiful and such a beautiful reflection of one's heart.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure whonunuwho; glad you related to my words. Thanks for your comment.

    • whonunuwho profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      I find this to be true that we never realy know what may surface in our writings. Thank you for telling the truth about a passion in life we have. whonu

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Colin, got the fan mail and once again humbled by your kindness.

      I'm glad you liked some of our Aussie films, there's been some good ones. If you haven't seen Gatsby, directed by Baz Lurman, it's definitely worth it. He gave homage to the Fitzgerald book and that made the film: beautiful costumes and well shot too. Thanks Colin.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      p.s. - I left you some fan mail - and yes I also love the music of the late John Barry, one of the greatest film composers of all time

      and two of my all time favorite films from down under

      Picnic at Hanging Rock


      The Proposition starring Guy Pierce

      and Wolf Creek is a scary film too with the landscape of the outback which steals the film

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Colin, I am humbled by your heartfelt compliments and thanks for posting on FB- really appreciated. Funny you mentioned the Coen Brothers- I see every movie they make and have not been disappointed. Burn after Reading is also one of my favourites, but I must say I was devastated when Brad Pitts character was killed- I just loved him. He is truly a great actor. Well, you have a great night with your fury friends and enjoy that beer. Take care.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      You are quite literally a writer's writer and so very eloquent with words as if they were your best friends and they were delighted to be in your esteemed company. You are also quite simply a poet's poet as well and everything you write is so sublime, intelligent, deep and profound. Amen to you Sir Tony.

      Just arrived home from work at lake erie time 4:42am and as habit often is - I write a new one at work and then post it when I get home - amazing to think it goes more than half way around the world and ends up in Australia, how cool is that?

      Congratulations by the way on your well deserved perfect score and as a tribute to you my friend and to one of the best writers I've ever had the pleasure of reading I will post your new poem here on FB along with your main bio/introduction page as well.

      One cat was out to greet me as I drove into the driveway and the other cat was inside and now it is time for a beer or two and some great music - I have listened to a great jazz guitar player by the name of Grant Green and now it's one of Willie Nelson's best albums Spirit - I always have a little wind down time after work as you can see, lol, and a movie I would recommend to you from the Coen Brothers and one of my favorites

      Burn after Reading with George Clooney and Brad Pitt - it's hilarious and sad at the same time.

      And one of my favorite soundtrack albums of all time - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid by Bob Dylan - you could play it at a wedding or at a funeral - now that's musical duality, lol


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