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What is this? - a poem.

Updated on July 17, 2016
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What is this?

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

However did I choose this fate,

this mortal coil, this illusion of truth.

And what was I thinking,

to accept the journey of my reckless will,

my delusions of discovery,

and the justifications of my creative mind.

Am I but fodder for a God seed,

a potential deserving of growth and expansion,

a possibility that somehow eclipses all wrongdoing,

and aligns itself with a pure and perfect end.

What is this, this life,

this struggle with beauty and destruction,

this tantalising, pleasure-filled, self-emasculating experience,

wondrous yet painful, guilt-ridden yet empowering.

How much can I accept that I am whole,

when all else are fragments of possibility,

extremes of denial and ineptitude,

glimmers of hope, dashed by the arrogance of self.

Like a cork on a vast and angry ocean,

I float, clinging to the flotsam of ravaged life,

hoping I can become real in this endless dream,

this opportunity of being.

In stillness I accept my fate,

my blank and flawless canvas,

to find what I am, guide what I will be,

and accept imperfection as my teacher.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hi raciniwa, nice to hear from you. My HubPages input has declined because of a a new job that is taking up about twelve hours a day. Sad, I don't have as much time for writing but one has to eat. Hope you are well. Take care.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'm glad that he's not resisting anymore with what life has offered...amazing and inspiring poem Tony...miss you...