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By Tony DeLorger © 2013
Who then is helpless on this our earthly coil,
in the wake of life's exotic dreams,
what life expects for a mortal soul,
and what we endue as a consequence.
Are we but pawns of ill-consequence,
drawn to life to trudge steps chosen,
or are we the flesh of minds disturbed,
in a game of torture and sacrifice.
Who then takes control of this our penance,
the twisted, lonely barrage of pain and potential,
and then dreams of the dreamer to change the path,
find balance despite that omniscient eye.
Are we potential with hope of direction,
or perhaps deluded that consequence is ours to determine,
even within seeming potentiality,
but with limits.
Who then finds peace, within the extremes of state,
the freedom of a soul birthed to grow,
and the limitations that confront its path, endless,
all the time circumspect and accepting with grace.
Are we born to be beaten into submission,
that being the path of learning,
or perhaps the soul is part obsolescent,
waning and useless to degree, inept from outset.
Who then joins sanity to conform outright,
rather than question the viability of life, unencumbered,
to follow the hordes into battle for place and happiness,
rather than find truth internal and follow freedom.
Are we vessels of love and goodness,
aligned to fight for righteous belief,
and in consequence find freedom through resistance,
or are we stifled by the masses and end as pariah.
Who then truly knows what we are at all,
cast adrift in a sea of contention,
desperate to find land and a strong footing,
just to feel the warm sun upon our skin.
Are we too introspective, too earnest in our pursuits,
to forget the joy of life untainted by our questioning hearts,
and to hold what good resides within us,
despite the confusion of reason.
Who then finds happiness?
No matter how we perceive life, it is no walk in the park. Considering that, it is best to dream your own dreams and make the most of all you have, regardless of circumstance. Happiness is derived from acceptance and appreciation and following your own course.