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The Path of the Ordinary

Updated on May 2, 2012
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The Path of Ordinary

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Mediocrity bays at a wanting moon,

dishevelled and lost in sour dreams,

ever haunted by what could have been,

when challenges were held close to a heart,

and accepted with abandon.


How frivolous our denial of expense,

too much for a Lord of kingdoms,

a master of illusion, the naysayer of truth

and the consort of dark whispers.


We so easily fall to doubt,

unwilling to fight for change and the extraordinary,

instead, willing to claim comfort in preservation,

while a world of light beckons possibility.


Mediocrity is a curse,

a dark and insidious disease,

ever wanting the sober rewards of invisibility,

and the inaction of risk.


Achievement in life requires risk,

and a heart willing to sacrifice for an ideal,

a cause beyond the limitations of self,

an aspiration to uplift

and to further the inevitability of change.


Life becomes miraculous when we exceed our potential.


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      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Gina. IT's good to share; makes life seem less traumatic in our down times. Take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Always nice to talk to an Aussie of HubPages, and especially a poet. So glad you enjoyed my words Maria. It such a wonderful connection thro the Hubs.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Debbie, glad you liked it. Take care.

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      Gina 

      6 years ago

      Good job on this poem Tony! It is very motivational and I really need that!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'm so grateful that Deborah posted this on FB or I might have missed it. A very motivating and philosophical poem Tony. "Life becomes miraculous when we exceed our potential." - not only a sense of hope in this line but encouragement also for all of us to rise above mediocrity. Cheers from a fellow Aussie poet from Melbourne, Maria D'Alessandro.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony I love this especially these lines..

      Achievement in life requires risk,

      and a heart willing to sacrifice for an ideal,

      this is too good to sit here I am sharing on Facebook

      Debbie

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Rahul, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A great one again Tony!

      Very powerful and highly motivating!

      To become extraordinary from ordinary... leaps of faith are necessary... oh that's a rhyme :)

      Great poem

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