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The Cool Embrace of Truth

Updated on July 15, 2016
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The Cool Embrace of Truth

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


The cool embrace of truth finds me bare,

not wanting to acknowledge my foibles,

not wanting to change my resolute stupidity.

Why am I so stubborn?


I think it is false pride that makes me rigid,

unwilling to see the truth that will save me,

remove me from my cycles of repetition.

I am surely a fool in intelligent clothing.


I know my limits, my relentless mistakes,

but they plaque my mind with fear,

thinking that stepping forward brings pain.

Yet I am in pain, chosen and not denied.


Perhaps I am a shadow of myself,

cowering under my success, my accomplishments,

unready to open the door to the world.

Perhaps I sit at my computer, at arms length with life.


Maybe my cowardice is a shield against proclivity,

my penchant for suffering, the pain of which is my muse,

the source of my wisdom on earth.

Perhaps I am just a recluse, my only connection my words.


I am a man of dreams, a passionate humble being,

lost in the harshness of life’s drama,

ever-pressing for understanding,

and the elusive knowledge that delvers me from me.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You may be right RB

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Perhaps the ONLY purpose to suffering IS the awesome poetry that is birthed there!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      RB, just to add. I can and have done, written seven hours a day. Ultimately I discovered that it was not beneficial healthwise. Writers block has never found me, ever. I laughingly refer to that as my over-opinionated self.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      They say the more suffering and difficulty in life the better the writer, from experience. I'm sure that's true, it gives a writer a better perspective and understanding of the self and others. But you're right, one has to get amongst life and people. Thanks for reading RB

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      "Life" can be a wonderful muse too Tony. I wondered how you can be so prolific with your writing. I could hide in my computer too, become the crazy women down the block with a thousand cats. Gotta get out there though.