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The Struggle Within, my Ironic Friend

Updated on February 14, 2012
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The Struggle Within, my Ironic Friend

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Within my darkest thoughts,

lay the foundation of mistakes,

on a narrow ledge above the abyss,

teetering from the imbalance of indecision.

How true my mortal savour be,

my God within, a hand extended,

from one foot in the fire shall I rise,

saved once more from my inept, fluidity.

How righteous I can be,

when in reality the flame that fuels me,

bites at my plump arse,

encouraging a fall to oblivion.

Such conflict dominates my reason,

what manifests outwardly,

and what gasps for a breath of freedom,

tussles within my fibres,

until at razors edge I relent,

stepping one side or another.

In the darkness of my thoughts,

comes the lightness of being,

the ingenuous reality of free will,

and what I make of it at end.

How righteous I am in my deception,

how deluded I am in my truth,

when lies are told inside me,

to quell the passion of strife.

All is open, all is right,

my judgements like the siren sound,

return my vessel to port tonight.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed Elenin, Thanks for reading and your edit.

    • Elenin profile image

      Elenin 

      6 years ago from So Cal

      I had some fun with this one, hope you don’t mind;

      How righteous I can be, when in reality the flame that fuels me bites at my plump arse, encouraging a fall to oblivion.

      How righteous I am in my deception, how deluded I am in my truth when lies are told inside me, to quell the passion of strife.

      Within my darkest thoughts, lay the foundation of mistakes, on a narrow ledge above the abyss, teetering from the imbalance of indecision.

      In the darkness of my thoughts, comes the lightness of being, the ingenuous reality of free will, and what I make of it at end.

      Such conflict dominates my reason, what manifests outwardly and what gasps for a breath of freedom tussles within my fibres, until at razors edge I relent, stepping one side or another.

      How true my mortal savior be, my God within, a hand extended, from one foot in the fire shall I rise, saved once more from my inept, fluidity.

      All is open, all is right, my judgements like the siren sound, return my vessel to port tonight.

      Fair sailing and safe harbor T.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you do, Princess Prisca. Take Care. Ciao.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected with the piece Eman. Thanks for reading and your comment.

    • Princess Prisca profile image

      Princess Prisca 

      6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

      A STANDING OVATION!!!!!!

      LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!

      Blessings.

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      The original Eman 

      6 years ago from london

      Very good poem Tony ,throughout this peice and the constant struggle between yourself is something that many of us go through but are scared to say it.Not to mention the pictures being used were spot on . thank you for sharing this.

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