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Transcendent

Updated on October 30, 2013
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Transcendent

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Transcendent the words of truth over delusion,

yet delusion is so often chosen,

clung to like a life-raft on an unforgiving sea,

and we, convinced of its power to maintain,

to preserve a life accepted and justified,

as wanted, a compromise in a world of all possibility.


Such lengths are gone to in order to preserve an illusion,

in the belief that truth is destructive, causing instability,

when illusion causes tangents of nothing but instability,

journeys amassing in ramifications demanding recompense,

the course of a life fractured in directions varied,

one mistake after another taking one farther from the truth.


All this from the fear of truth,

the vulnerability of being exposed for what we are,

how we think and on what terms we accept life,

thus being accountable for how we respond to life's challenges,

and therefore open to the critical minds of others,

not driven by the delusion of appearing how we want to appear.


Honesty is an almost lost commodity,

not from any moralistic viewpoint,

but honesty within ourselves, being true to oneself,

forming paradigms and belief structures,

within which we enact our will in life,

where truth is open and understood, not manipulated or deluded.


What anyone thinks of us is not ours to determine,

and in that, creating any kind of illusion of the truth

is obviously counter-productive and in no way advantageous,

the lie bound to be revealed eventually and loss inevitable,

truth always having the last say,

and we at it's beckoned call, in the end.


Life is always about choice, but all choices have consequence, and that we have to live with.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the follow Kathy, and I'm glad you appreciated my words. It's always gratifying to hear that you have affected someone with your thoughts; that's the beauty of the written word. Take care and hope you continue to enjoy my work.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Wow ~ the pictures the words, so much awesomeness in this piece. Okay so, I am fumbling a bit for how to express how these words played through my mind. Very touching and poingant. Now surely a following fan :)

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jodah; glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Captivating words and images Tony. Preserving an illusion and fear of revealing or not even knowing what the truth is anymore. Probably very relevant today with all the social media, Internet chat and such, and people creating and hiding behind personas they have created.

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