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The World of Reason

Updated on February 27, 2013
Reason from Lydia Goldbeck Source: flickr.com
Reason from Lydia Goldbeck Source: flickr.com

The World of Reason

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


We are, in the world of reason, a compromise

between what we accept as truth

and what we cannot accept as reality,

within which we reside in flux, wavering between the two.


To be human is to never be at rest,

always vacillating within our own bounds of perception,

and in doing so remaining aloof to our own justifications,

betraying morality, the heart and always our potential.


Reason gives us a meter, a scale of possibility,

which by process, allows us to outwit ourselves,

and feel our motivations are warranted,

by simple deduction, action and best outcome.


In truth, our decisions are far less about morality,

and more about what we can live with in delusion,

and accept in a reality that at least appears tolerable on the outside,

and is generally favourable to others.


Within reason, we search for stature, and acceptance,

each decision based on a plethora of possibilities,

all of which sustain perceptions and beliefs about ourselves,

anywhere between the truth and illusion.


True power comes from this recognition,

and in accepting what drives us to create lies,

thus becoming discerning as to what our inner dialogue tells us,

and ultimately finding both honesty and the potential to change.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks tlpoague; glad you connected. Nice to hear from you.

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      Tammy 

      5 years ago from USA

      Words to ponder as food for thought. Often times is hard to decide in the flux. Great poem!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it FR. Always nice to hear from you. Have a great day.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Another great poem here. I love your writing on reason.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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