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Win or Lose...a poem

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Win or Lose

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Win or lose I'm just the same,

the lessons learned adjust the pain,

for when I think I'm something grand,

a stinging slap brings me back to land.


The truth in part is experience not end,

that defines what we impart and what we can mend,

in doing all we are at best,

is what's left of us, beyond the test.


In circumstance we lose ourselves,

pursuing goals, perceptions felt,

trying to mend our selfish ways,

in outward shows, with sweetened glaze.


Win or lose I'm just the same,

whether in or not this tired game,

while truth unfolds from each step I take,

it rarely shows at the ends I make.


All in all I'm in for the ride,

I've tried to let go all that self and pride,

and do my best each second I can,

and where it takes me is by my hand.


Profess I must that I have will,

but I try not to let it affect any ill,

instead I'll remain within my head,

in the silence, at peace, its all been said.



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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind indeed Canscorpion. Glad it took you on a journey. Words can be powerful, even in our subconscious. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      Nimra Aijaz 4 years ago from Steel Town

      Woww....the words are so deep felt...you took me to a ride deep inside me into past and even though this poetry has the tragic aura but it brings out an inner strength! :) and its long i havn't came upon good rhyming...so light yet perfectly fit to each other.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Denizee; glad you enjoyed my work.

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      Denizee 4 years ago

      Such emotional depth written in to this poem along with great imagery. The first few lines pull the reader in. So many of us do our best but are stalled with life circumstances where the decisions are left up to us -

      Very profound - and a great poem!

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Rahul. Thanks for dropping in.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Idealistic... none the less ... appeals to the curious part of the mind.. and soul

      Great poetry

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Leslie, glad you enjoy my work. It's not for everyone, but I like to think my readers are like me, always searching for truth and the reality of this blessing we call life.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      And what a ride it is eh? Beautiful and insightful commentary on life, Tony..

      Life is for learning, and i learned something here - i adore your poetry!

      thank you..

      will hub-share forward..

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Saloca; thanks for dropping by.

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      Saloca 4 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Well written reflection :)

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks deergha, glad you enjoyed it.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      If only this can be practiced in life and then the journey would have been so pleasant without the harsh pain in heart. Very nice work. Votes up and sharing too.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks blaise25, and welcome aboard. Hope my work continues to impress.

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      We win some, we lose some. This is a beautiful refection of life. Well written. :)