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Who We Are... a poem

Updated on July 19, 2012
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Who We Are

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Who are we if not vessels of potential,

landscapes on which we apply layers of experience,

evolving into a microcosm of possibility,

and in acceptance and outward expression becoming whole.



The actuality of who we become,

a result of our choices and response to each moment,

a collective of understanding and the design of our life path,

what we want and deem important in our unfolding.



Life is less about what happens to us,

and more about how we deal with each circumstance,

our attitudes and biases the detailed collector of challenges to come,

the defining moments that bring us to the truth.



The truth is simplicity itself,

when stripped of human thought and the complexities we bring,

always open and distinct it its form and revelation,

truth pleading discovery from an open mind.



Love alone dissociates the forms of ego and intent that binds us to delusion,

and delivers us to a selfless understanding,

opening the door to a broad perspective and an untainted reality,

a vision of how it is rather than how we wish it to be.



In love can we find the solace of serenity,

the untethered soul within us in a state of freedom,

not bound by the will of human aspiration,

but at rest within the knowledge of self.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Mohammad, for your thoughts and beliefs.

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      Mohammad.Wasim 

      6 years ago

      Actually I am not perfectionist. How beautiful this earth where we live.

      We are here to beautify this garden of God. Look the small babies. How innocent, charming faces and fully unknown from cunningness . They look like an angel . How nice it will be the whole angels grow up with nature and die as an angel. Who we are? We are human being and live happily with other creation of God. No hate, no dispute of faith, let them follow what they like or belongs to by birth, Give love and receive love is our actual roots. Stop to wrong and destructive propagation.

      How nice, when a boy and girl love to each other. Parents love their children and enjoying the process of growing day by day. We are by nature ,very beautiful and productive. Every one always to think, why we are on this earth, how can to participate to beautify the family and the world.Our staying period is very short on this earth. We have to do good things only for mankind, family and our society.

      Who we are. We are the superior creator and let our superiority be respected.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Mohammed; we are indeed all these things, but like nature itself, we have the potential of greatness and by that nature the perfection of of a loving hand.

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      Mohammad.Wasim 

      6 years ago

      We are a small creature on this earth .

      We are a destructive creature on this earth.

      We are producing religious fanaticism.

      We are creating hate in the name of religion.

      We are propagating hallucination among people.

      we are annoying people in the name of believe.

      We have a big mouth on this earth.

      Who gives us right to govern on this earth.

      Who we are to play as a king on this earth.

      Who gives us right to declare war and hate.

      who gives us right to segregate between rich and poor.

      Who gives us right to create dispute among religions.

      Who gives us right to allege to create dispute in faith.

      Who gives us right to ignore the freedom of living.

      Who we are to violate the beauty of nature.

      Who we are to use religion to vindicate our dirty behave.

      Who we are to kill the animals in the name of God.

      Who we are to claim as a God conveyors.

      Who we are to disturb invisible God.

      Who we are to claim that the God says this and that.

      Who we are ? A great bugger.A great garbage maker.A great legacy maker. A great religious extremist.A great persuader for the destruction of the beautiful earth.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by PHILLYDREAMER; glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Very awesome, though aspiration isn't so binding. It leads us to knowing who we are.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked it Aubrey. Thanks for reading and your comment

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      So thought provoking Tony!! Really loved reading this, can't wait for me! :)

      -Aubrey.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Mohammad.

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      Mohammad Wasim 

      6 years ago from To become a good human being need love.

      Thank you Tony. You know,when you watch or look from your inner eyes only the flowers. How many kinds , different fragrances, different beautiful colours. How wonderful . Huge different classes of birds and their languages and understanding. Dance of peacock is a great wonder. Sharks ,dolphins and other coloured full fishes under the Oceans. Animals like Elephants,Tigers,Horses,Dogs and lot of other animals are projecting the wonder of creation.

      The beautiful song of LOUIS ARMSTRONG" What a wonderful world" says every thing.

      We will be ungrateful of our Great Creator if we close our eyes from the wonderful world. We have to persuade for happiness. How nice will be if all mankind live happily on this beautiful planet with love and affection. No sorrow and pain will exist any more. We have to say, Thank you my invisible Lord. You are great. Your creation says us. How beautiful you will be.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Absolutely agree Mohammad, we create all the suffering out of our own actions. Living in love with an open heart and caring and respecting our existence is all we can do to enjoy and fully experience this opportunity of living.

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      Mohammad Wasim 

      6 years ago from To become a good human being need love.

      We are human being . It is very hard to define the reason our existence and where to go after death.

      It always be a puzzle for a mankind. The beauty of evolution inspire us. The development in the bodies of every creation from birth to death are a great wonder. Every single existing things inspire us. Presence of Air,Water and other necessity for the survival of every life are compel to think some supper power working behind. Our small brain is not capable to understand or to look beyond.

      As a human being our main job should be to deluge love and do some thing to beautify the Garden of Great Creator.

      Love is a feeling and it is natural phenomena . It is the real beauty which gives us internal satisfaction.

      Suffering is always created by us. Actually we have no place for suffering. Our bloody expectation which can not be achieved than suffering started. Hate,jealousy,enrichment, egoistic approach, selfishness and the show off life are created by us. If we ignore all unnecessary expectation. We never be suffered and can live happily . These useless expectation make us ill and use to live in tension.

      We have to work for perceiving love and respect the whole creation. We born to perform our roll on the stage of earth and move away for forever towards a unknown destination. So, live happily and enjoy your short staying life on this earth without creating tension. I think , it will be the best way to live happily and let the other to live like.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Bobbi; much appreciated.

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      PurvisBobbi44 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      A beautiful and profound poem that strips away the layers to show the real core of life. A poem to save for your book of poems. Great job.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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