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What Breaks Can Be Whole

Updated on February 6, 2012
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What Breaks Can Be Whole

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Broken dreams like gravel beneath our feet,

create a path to a life so discrete,

the jagged past becomes smooth with time,

and leads us to ends unimagined, sublime.


For life knows all the pain to feel,

the twisted experiences that at end reveal,

what truly finds a heart like ours,

and opens life and joy allows.


So easy in life to lose our way,

that rocky path of struggle and dismay,

with bleeding feet and will repressed,

to leave the path and vie for rest.


Yet that path is all that life allows,

refusal simply strife endows,

with purpose full and mind alive,

we must pursue and accept and learn, derive.


As harsh as it so often seems,

life is but a self-made dream,

the end is our to fashion best,

the path the challenge of our conquest.


For whatever is broken can become whole,

in life there’s no loss just balance retold,

and we at the mercy of our cynical minds,

must surrender to hope and of love remind.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked Debbie. Thanks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow tony great poem very well written.. this is awesome.

      voted way up of course

      debbie

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Poohgranma, have a great day.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciate my thoughts and also this HubPages community. It is a wonderful platform and connection for creative expression. Thanks for dropping in QUIZ2012.

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      Poohgranma 

      6 years ago from On the edge

      decent! Voted up and across (other than funny)

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      QUIZ2012 

      6 years ago

      I love this poem. It snaps me back to reality. My dreams in the past or should I say the past three months have entered the very state of stagnation. At times it seem as if I were fooling myself believing I'm something when there was no type of monetary evidence. That's until I came across this beautiful community. Here I am able to display my dream anytime doing the day and recieve constructive critisicism while at the same time link with other profound writers(such as you and many others) which is worth far beyond monetary gain.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you appreciated it iamaudraleigh. Thanks for reading.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks duffsmom, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      lOVELY! I never thought about that in that way...interesting!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Love it! Well done Tony.

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