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The Road- a poem
The Road- a poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
I tend to be preachy sometimes, and for that I apologise. It is not that I think I know better or that I feel I must convert you to my way of thinking, but in my fifty-seven years of life I have made many discoveries. These snippets of information have transformed my life and I simply want to share them.
I have always been open as a human being, open to change and to learning. It is my nature and I cannot be anything else. This by circumstance has created an unusual life path filled with momentous change and experience, good and bad. Many people say, ‘I can’t believe all the things you have done.’ I just see that as me and think nothing of it.
In the end I have broad experience in business, the arts, rearing children and many marriages, divorces and change. With these experiences comes some hard and heavy going rationalisations and a few years on the couch. So when I write something like ‘The Road’ I want you to take it and the truths within it as ideas worth considering, not the egocentric mumblings of a man self-possessed with importance.
I hope you enjoy my offering.
Tony DeLorger (19/4/07)
Never look for happiness,
allow yourself to be found by it.
Happiness can never be a pursuit,
that infers it is the result of something.
Happiness is a decision,
born of your appreciation for life,
and the gifts of cognizant existence.
Learn to exalt them.
Caught up though we may be,
in the details and the ups and downs of life,
we must not lose sight of our gifts,
the very foundation of love.
Strive, create and succeed, but never outweigh
the value of life with accomplishment.
The journey, the experience is the only importance,
results alone the end of learning.
Be kind to pilgrims, for they are as you,
on a road, with gifts and experience unknown.
Help when you can, let go when you can’t,
but be thankful for how they touch your life,
good or bad.
We all have purpose.