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Truth Unencumbered

Updated on February 16, 2012

Truth Unencumbered

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Engorged with deceit,

we are often times denied the truth,

blinded by the bravado of self.

Overwhelmed with doubt,

we persuade ourselves

to relinquish truth to fear.

Unable to deal with our folly

we fall prey to the lie,

to the pretence that we are above it.

The sadness of this truth,

is so intense that admission

is a torture we cannot face.

In denial, we live a shallow life,

unrelenting and painful,

driven by our own ineptitude.

We are so adept at denial,

we forget that it is,

and learn to believe

our twisted version of reality.


a value often upheld with importance outwardly,

is somehow overlooked within.

We become the puppet of our fear,

the ‘Yes Man’ of our fragile ego.

How sad we are in illusion,

lost to our own intellect,

our ability to deceive ourselves.

How grand a plan,

that God invest in us,

given mind to think,

enough rope to hang ourselves.

I see this greed within me,

this capacity to lie.

I am appalled at my mastery of thought,

that I can know and still hold the lie.

Sometimes I wish God had not given me the choice,

the invitation to cloud my life with trickery.

I pray for release and that I relinquish

my ego, my false will

to see truth unencumbered.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Hattie, Glad you enjoyed it.

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Wonderful and so truthful! :)