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The Struggle- a poem

Updated on January 3, 2013
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The Struggle

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Walking in knowledge,

where ends begin,

and the veil of human suffering,

endows an open heart to understand,

is a painful journey of hope and conviction.

Inspired by a loving hand,

I can only abide by my opened eyes,

my knowing of the cruelty of the blind,

the self seduced to distant shores

and dark deeds made just.

So much I beg for blindness too,

to dream of sweet oblivion,

my eyes fixed on beauty

and truth as fanciful as my wishes.

But life wakens me each time,

my cloud dissipating

into the harsh clarity of life.

I cling to that hand,

that unconditional love,

for it holds my feet to earth,

reminds me of this gift and potential,

that so often is strewn on a muddied canvas.

All I can do is focus,

and tell myself that love will conquer hearts,

that in the end my eyes seek truth,

in a world where hopes are realised,

and hearts are freed,

in the loving arms of peace.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Appreciate your comment. Thanks again raciniwa.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i want to hold on to that unconditional love as well...great poem as always...

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Agreed Elder Spirits. There would be peace, and there can be; it is up to each of us as individuals to practice what we preach. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      Elder Spirits 5 years ago from Colorado

      Thank you! It is so sad we are always at war it seems. Country vs country, race vs race, and in love we too war with our very own family. Love vs love.

      Its so simple really, peace that is. Uncoditional love if practiced among all, there would be peace.

      Thank you Tony.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My heart smiles from your appreciation. Thank you litsabd.

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      I thank you for posting words that make our hearts smile, even for a second. It is enough...!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it cre8ivOne, thanks for dropping by.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks litsabd, so glad you related. thanks for reading and your comment.

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      cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Thanks it's just lovely

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      Love the possitive attitude in your poem! Maybe the day when we won't be needing our eyes closed to seek truth, will take a while to come, yet we have every right to dream and hope for it.