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The Search- a Poem

Updated on March 7, 2012

The Search

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Intrepid men often ponder the very core of life’s mysteries,

only to find the widening of the gulf

between truth and imaginings.

No proof beyond faith has ever burdened their conclusions,

written in a coarse hand

and hesitant in its maxim.


For as long as man has drawn breathe,

his ability to understand why

has been flawed and is ultimately inept.

Like the tree- disinterested in knowing its purpose,

it simply exists in its purpose

and no more is required.


In our search for place

we believe it our right to understand why we are,

rather than be who we are

and what we can become.

To know, as is our search,

is beyond our capability,

and of course cannot eventuate,

as our consciousness resides here.


That which is beyond us beckons us to reach,

but fails us in completion,

keeps us yearning and striving.

This is the struggle and this is Life.

As the tree we must learn to ‘be’

and find purpose in being,

then perhaps the why may follow.



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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading, Susan

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      Susan Zutautas 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very Nice!

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