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We Are Composites

Updated on July 15, 2016
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We are Composites

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I swallow my assumptions like a jagged stone,

gouging and tearing my flesh all the way down.

People are a composite of evolved and un-evolved reality,

miraculous in attainment, spectacular in failure.


Seeking the evolved pays a price of balance,

the levelling of expectations and the expansion of perspective.

What I often seek in people is fringed by the refuse of pain,

manifesting in outpourings of the negative.


By choice I see past them, hoping for purity,

and every time I am disillusioned by the truth.

Every time I pull back to reassess my idealism,

my blindness to the state of humanity.


I know this yet still hope for perfection,

seek that fruitless cause of resurrection of the flawless soul.

My dream is as such, an earthly desire without miracle,

a departure from the harsh realities of humanity.


With the truth upon my shoulders I give path to my faith,

that people reside within a known universe of fault and potential,

erring on the side of acceptance and compassion,

and following the course of a positive life.


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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      That certainly is a positive outlook in many ways. You seek the 95% or thereabouts of the brain that we don't use. You seek the capacity for true compassion that all humans feel but somehow are unable to summon due to their own resentments and feelings of inferiority. As long as you encourage instead of judge then you will be truly evolved....

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      No, you connected. It's simply the way I think, always look for the potential rather than the ineptitudes. It's a fine line in perspective, truth the bringer of joy and heartache. But, that's life, and I accept it, bumps and all.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I think the line "seeking the evolved pays a price of balance" is an inspired comment because the evolved are not in the middle of the road. And to drive over in the ditch while more interesting is a choice of existence in a format that is not for the common man. In the end you have to find a way to survive with idealism without letting it choke you.... it's a hard poem to read for most who do not want to think it through... and that is a complement to you.... I'm not sure if you meant what I said but that is how it struck me....