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When All Love is Gone

Updated on October 28, 2013
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When All Love is Gone

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


What then remains,

when all I love is gone,

when all that can be, has been,

and I, without a foot in the future,

cry to a resolute past,

what now?


Is this the end of time,

when purpose renders itself obsolete,

when life has trodden its path,

accepted its fate,

and relinquished hold

on those within it's bounds?


What door closes for another to open,

to reinvest in a worthy cause,

does God even want that,

want to continue what we have decimated,

in view of our careless travesty,

our narcissistic bent.


When all love is gone,

will there even be a universe,

the point of which will be superfluous,

this speck of existence blinked into oblivion,

eliminated from having ever been,

to hide the shame of what we meant.


All I can imagine of life,

is what love is and means,

yet this gift is dissolving,

moment by moment,

leaving what in its demise,

what black hole of oblivion, sucking in all evidence.


We were never here,

our claims arrogant,

our actions destructive,

and as our greatest potential

is slowly snuffed out,

back to the dust from whence we came.


Our fate has always been in our hands; we choose love or a sad ending.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Wayne. Much appreciated

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I think your post script sums it up perfectly. Great work Tony.