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Unknowable

Updated on August 24, 2012
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Unknowable

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

How profound the beatings of my heart,

and how Machiavellian my verbal wanderings,

always pleading the eloquent sense of morality,

and a stoic belief in realms unseen.



Yet in my manner and how I express it,

I am but a devout teller of fables,

an inept verbal persecutor of the truth,

the unknowable my sling with perfect aim.



What possesses us to assume truth,

gift-wrapped to our own acceptance,

denied in all common sense,

and perpetrated to elevate our self-centered stance of right.



I am but sheep to my race,

deluded in knowing anything complete,

filled with rash fraudulence,

and begging wisdom at some point find me.



My words are verbal scratchings,

continuous and subjective, both honourable and beguiling,

yet substance is the object of truth,

something I cannot profess to know in any quantity.



In reality, I am just one of us,

learned in expression, my mental exuberance plain,

but who is to know the right, not the inferred, the hidden,

when my capacity bleeds from a cracked and wanting egg.


But this is my lot, to speak what needs,

to go where truth dares not enter,

and to flood the world with my gift, my perspective,

for I simply give truth some scope.



After all I am human.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Aubrey, always nice to hear from you. Glad you connect to my thoughts and expression. Have a great day.

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      I absolutely love this. Your words are always so deep and provocative. Kudos to you, buddy. :) Awesome work.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind Leslie. I profess to know nothing, but will always strive to understand. As an artist I am constantly filled with self-doubt, and also the penchant for perfection in what I do. This is of course a losing battle and one has to make piece with oneself in order to progress and move forward positively. Life with all its wonder, never ceases to be a struggle; and that's the way it is meant to be. Take care my friend.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      You underestimate yourself, Tony! You are a teacher, a prophe-sayer of truths that are righteous and fair - and you espouse hurting no living being - which is my yardstick! While we will never understand the why-all's and why-not-all's of life and the beings that live it - those that continue to strive for understand are far from sheep - and too few and far between! You are one of these rare seekers of truth, Tony - do not underestimate the positive ripple effect you have...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Faith Reaper, glad you related. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Tony, this is a very profound piece here. You are a very gifted poet. This is a little ironic, as I had just written on the unseen realm too, but in a different manner so to speak. Sharing. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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