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Where are the men of serenity?

Updated on February 28, 2012
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Where are the men of serenity?

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

In the wake of dreams,

I wallow in the remnants of worry,

my mind taunted by the dark possibilities of life,

the narrow sided visions of failure and pain.

It is not an intention I abide,

but the sweet kiss of death that ever nears,

like a precarious trap teetering,

a razor-toothed jaw about to close.

The world is filled with potential hurt,

blades sharpened on a jagged stone,

stained with blood from a thousand lettings,

a thousand souls lost to earthly plight.

I rise to a new sun, a dawning world,

a replica of past hatred,

the cycle of self, the aggressions of will,

relentless in intent.

My dream a mirror of reality,

the sadness of strife and harm,

pleads resolution, the embodiment of change,

but to no avail.

Pretend I may to ignore the fate,

I seek with desperate heart for honourable men,

men of serenity and vision,

but they are shunned by the blind eyes of denial,

the flaccid sword of imaginary truth.

Never have I forsaken my truth

for the brooding possibilities of darkness,

but it falls upon my shoulders like a heavy blanket,

a malignant growth impinging on a heart.

My hand outstretched, my mind pleading,

will someone stand for love,

for the potential of right,

the panacea of dark resound.

I pray a heart hears my words,

delivers me from my fears,

and stands by my will,

where love carries the world of folly,

to redemption.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa, I'm glad you so connected with it. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Tom, glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping in.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      well, that's what Jesus said "Deny yourself and follow me." It takes someone like Him to stand for forty days without eating anything just so he can have serenity...what a wonderful poem Tony...

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      Tom Rubenoff 

      6 years ago from United States

      Just checking in. :)

      Love carries the world of folly to redemption. Amen.


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