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Updated on January 29, 2014
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'Tis I...

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Who wills my struggle, if not me,

what divine purpose rewards wisdom for pain,

omniscient eyes peering into possibilities, toying,

malevolence in the guise of a panacea,

the growth of souls in transition, and obedience.


I think not, a benevolent God would not concern,

rather the play of life itself, of our own manufacture,

and if that be so, why are we so unkind in blame,

finding the whipping post for all reasoning beyond us,

and the harsh acts of God through circumstance.


Life is a miracle of such complexity,

with struggle an integral part of survival and meaning,

offering the gifts of learning and understanding,

so that our paths are not only ours to determine,

but ours to reap the benefit or suffer consequence.


Either way, the journey is set in an even playing field,

not always seen, but relative, with struggle in many forms,

the application of a human soul to overcome,

the motivation for a life of fulfilment,

and the light of a soul the transcendent, defining outcome.


'Tis I, the one pilot of this journey,

my circumstance the blank canvas of my life,

for me to colour, to experience and find meaning,

to elevate my soul to the pure light of truth and understanding,

and to relish each moment of this gift of being.


You are not a victim in life, you are in control of how you respond to life's challenges. The decision is yours, and how you respond defines who you are.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So glad you enjoyed it Victoria. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Very thoughtful and beautiful poem. :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Yeah, another five days of 40 odd temps. We're copping it this year. Enjoy the low temps; we all get it one way or the other: floods, fires, and all the rest.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I feel for you guys down south. It's only about 28 here and raining. Probably due to the cyclone up north.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad they resound within your own thinking John. Thanks for the comment. Have a great day; we're sweltering again down here in Adelaide.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes Tony, it's all up to us. we are given free will to shape our own destiny, and any obstacles in our path are just to strengthen us and help us cope with even more difficult things that may be ahead. Wonderful words as usual.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciated the piece FR. Thanks for dropping by. Take care.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Very reflective piece into one's inner being. No matter what happens in his life, we can make a choice as to how we choose to react to our circumstances and make each day count or not.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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