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The Lost Perspective

Updated on December 16, 2011
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The Lost Perspective

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

How trivial the paths of self-gratification,

the need for acquisition, power and place.

Once termed survival, our labour the quest for food and shelter,

is now without need and the focus of lives.

What was once necessity

to survive a harsh and dangerous world,

has become obsession within safety and opulence.

Slaves to a society designed to affect order,

we find purpose in the necessities,

lost are the dreams, the importance of being,

what we want in life.

What we do to fit in

often leads us away from the truth,

the hopes and aspirations of a soul,

and the connection with our mother earth.

Within the arms of technology,

we are lost to a reality believed to free us,

but that illusion of worth

enslaves us more

to the greed and superficiality of the self.

How trivial the minds of lost lives,

born to carry the banner of denial,

to invest in the illusion of worth,

and lose sight of the gift of life.

Today, a perspective lost.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Beata Stasak, glad you related. The answer to all our woes remains in the simple things. It's so easy to get lost in all the hoohah of todays contentious life.

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      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Great poem, my fellow Aussie, there was a huge storm on our farm the other night, there was no electricity and suddenly my teenager kids have found some time to talk to each other, on kitchen floor in a circle with a candle ligth in the was a magical moment for me to see and so rare...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks tlpoague, its worth a thought, isn't it? Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Very thought provoking! I was just talking to my hubby the other day about how people would react if their were unplugged from technology and had to live like pioneers. Would they make it? For myself, there are days that the simple times of that life is appealing. Terrific poem! You have my vote!


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