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Toxic...a poem

Updated on January 28, 2013
Indifference from obturador perdido Source: flickr.com
Indifference from obturador perdido Source: flickr.com
Stagnant from PaytonGuerra Source: flickr.com
Stagnant from PaytonGuerra Source: flickr.com
Going Nowhere Jill@Green Hill Source: flickr.com
Going Nowhere Jill@Green Hill Source: flickr.com
Going Nowhere Slowly from adelbeukes Source: flickr.com
Going Nowhere Slowly from adelbeukes Source: flickr.com

Toxic

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Sedentary, the mind of the impartial,

the non-committal breath of resistance,

always reluctant to stand for anything,

anything that requires movement.


Innate it can be, but with practice,

indifference becomes a cold, dark disease,

toxic in its rendering,

and insidious in its erosion of motivation.


The mind is an instrument,

an esoteric ability to consider and decide,

movement, whether right or wrong,

is the consequence.


Impartiality is the ultimate resistance,

the ultimate refusal to progress,

maintaining stagnancy as a reality,

and the mind in a state of numb existence.


No matter what we do,

action is the mark of intellect,

a mind in flux and exploring possibility,

through all perceptions and options.


An open mind is an invitation for movement and change,

an acceptance that life, in order to progress, needs participation,

needs an attentive vision, and a decisive attitude,

to imbibe the gifts offered to us all.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thhanks FR; glad you connected. Take care.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Great writing here. Apathy and indifference in life can cause one to become so very stagnant. Your imagery is very dramatic, especially in black and white.

      Voted up ++ and sharing (Well, I do not see the sharing buttons?) Will come back.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Betty. Take care.

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Hope you are haveing a great day!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Pleasures all mine. Take care and God bless you :-)

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you related Deergha; thanks for your continued support.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very truly deciphered here in this poem. If life and mind goes to a state of indifference then there remains no meaning of life. As life is dynamic. Is you eliminate the dynamism of life it get to a stagnancy and there is like a blankness. Its deafening and if rooted to within can be deadening . Thanks for sharing this one. Votes up and sharing too.

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