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Understanding Me- a poem

Updated on February 25, 2012
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Understanding Me

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I can only tolerate my own inequity,

in me my darkest fears align,

with all the love that a mind can bear,

to balance a life sublime.

For it is not perfection that I seek,

merely to recognise it lives within,

to strive for understanding,

and a blessed soul begin.

I fear most how I’m seen to be,

confused and without control,

yet every pain and strife I’m in,

by my hand makes me whole.

In essence I am an open mind,

to hurt, to shame and love,

all of which is my chosen path,

my heart to rise above.

In many ways I do not fit,

the designs of other life,

for my path of sight is fraught with pain,

and the throws of earthly strife.

What I do and feel and see

is neither special nor contrite,

it is simply my souls vision,

eyes open in the dead of night.

There is no choice, no stance of right,

within this path of mine,

my heart is all that counts in life,

my circumstance remind.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Elenin. Happy New year.

    • Elenin profile image

      Elenin 

      6 years ago from So Cal

      The ‘Ballad of Being Human’. Up and awesome.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected mljgulley. Thanks for reading and your comment, and have a great 2012.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Phyllis, wishing you a great New Year.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Tony, once again you have given us beauty and reflection. Thank you for sharing such quiet beauty.

      Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 

      6 years ago

      "In many ways I do not fit,the designs of other life," how true sometimes.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you like it Krystal. Thanks for reading. All the best for the New Year.

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      Krystal 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      What I do and feel and see

      is neither special nor contrite,

      it is simply my souls vision,

      eyes open in the dead of night.

      This is just beautiful and true. A beautiful vision of what it means to live, think and be. I LOVE this :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      To you as well!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Audrey, I'm glad you enjoyed it. thanks for reading and making a comment. I wish you all the best for the New Year.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I can only tolerate my own inequity,

      in me my darkest fears align,

      Such a wonderful way to open this introspective piece! Well done!

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