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We, Who Have Lost

Updated on July 12, 2014
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We, Who Have Lost

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


For all those who have lost in love,

for the sadness, grief and pain,

that can never be forgotten, nor lost in time,

we all share this burden of humanity,

this human heart and soul,

with all its potential in bliss and devastation,

all its excruciating angst and yearning,

when whom we love is torn from us,

in death, in rejection, in circumstance,

and a part of us dies, fades from life,

and we in a desert of pain, search for sustenance,

something to embrace in our hour of need and struggle,

some defining perspective to give us hope,

to alleviate this torturous plight of love and loss.


There is no answer to pain, just how we perceive it,

and in our desolation and suffering we must hold onto something,

and that one saving grace is the love itself,

love that has graced our lives with joy and contentment,

experiences of pleasured life and harmony,

and with these thoughts we hold onto hope,

knowing that in the end love is worth its ending,

memories cannot be taken from us,

and that love will always warm our hearts,

justify its beautiful course, even after loss,

and we are saved by the very ideal that tore us down,

the very core of our pain, our only salvation,

and if we can but see this perspective,

love will live on, and so shall we.


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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you related MsDora. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      "That one saving grace is the love itself." Thank God we can find something to hold onto. I appreciate the deep thoughts!

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Shyron, glad you enjoyed and love photography too.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your kind comment Tijani. So glad you enjoyed it.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Marie, much appreciated.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Tony, so much emotions it can be felt in yur poem, for a departed love. But, you can keep to love in your heart for always.

      Thumbs-up BI and shared.

      I love the beautiful pictures.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      I loved it. Very nicely written. Your choice of words and the flow were both nicely done as well as the strucutre. Amazing Job. Keep up the outstanding work.

      Peace,

      Tijani

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      Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      The visage blending in the clouds is a great image.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you manatita44, glad you related and took the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Philosophical approach and worth reflection. Much peace.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Alladream74, glad you enjoyed it. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 3 years ago from Oakland, California

      A moving piece of work.Very poignant photos to boot.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Thanks, Tony. I have been wondering where you had taken yourself to. Good to have you back and oh so good to read your poetry again. Wonderful news about the new book -- I wish you all the best.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Lovely to hear from you Phyllis. Thank you as always for your kind comments. I've not been around for awhile- am working on a new book which is going out to publishers this week. Anyway, glad you related and take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hi John, hope you and your family are well. Thanks for reading and your comment; much appreciated mate. Take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks FR, so glad you enjoyed my words. Take care.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      As always, Tony, your poetry touches a part of me that either needs healing or fully understands because I was healed and have been through it. Too often I have lived through the "plight of love and loss" -- yet, as you say, it is the very fact that the memories of that lost love is what pulls us through. Thank you for your inner beauty and kind soul that gives words of healing and hope.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love endures Tony. Wise words in this poem ad lovely images. Voted up. Welcome back.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful truths here on love and loss. We should never allow the love in our hearts to escape even through all of the pain and sorrow of great loss.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing everywhere