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The Aftermath- a poem

Updated on September 23, 2012
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The Aftermath

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Inordinately resistant to the betrayed reasoning of heart,

many remain hidden in the shadows of life,

having tasted the sharp and noxious sting,

of faded love and the hurt and open wounds of the aftermath.



In no other state do we suffer so completely,

so deeply than in the passing of love,

the door firmly closed in the wake of pain,

and the isolation caused from a soul torn.



No reasoning, nor perspective gained can arise in this domain,

just the outpouring of a crushed soul, lingering,

immersed in the loss of our finest moments,

the epitome of joy in life's expression.



Love so completely imbibes us,

becomes our waking moments and purpose in life,

drawing out our greatest potentials,

and destinations hardly dreamed let alone achieved.



When this our finest hour turns to dust,

what then becomes of us, in our loss and segregation,

when all our dreams crumble within the void of failure,

the dark and empty recesses of our fears.



What happens is the healing of a soul in growth,

the transformation of an ego in waiting,

a life soon to be renewed and re-evaluated,

to find the path that was first meant in this journey of life.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Yep, learning and growing is what its all about Aubrey. Thanks, have a great day.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Very cool concept. I love the idea of picking oneself up and re-evaluating. I feel like I do that a lot... after things fail. We just continue to grow don't we?

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Too kind, Leslie; thanks for your support.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Love hurts..

      The first cut is the deepest...

      Etc..Etc..

      And now - we can add this beauty to the list! Man - you are talented!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Eddy, and thanks for dropping by. Have a great day.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and thnaks for sharing.

      Eddy

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Cresentmoon2007, I'm glad you related and took the time to comment.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Debbie, glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear from you.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Far less depressing than the experience; thanks for dropping by aykianink.

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      aykianink 

      6 years ago

      Kind of depressing. But good:-)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony this is beautiful and so meaningful.. voted way up and sharing

      debbie

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      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Voted up! Wonderfully written, not to mention many of us have had those feelings so can relate.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciated it vikkijov. Thanks for dropping by.

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      vikkijov 

      6 years ago from Mystic, CT

      Beautifully written! Your words have described so perfectly feelings that we all sorrowfully have experienced one time or another.

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