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Within the Poles

Updated on February 10, 2012
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Within the Poles

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

Outside the rain is constant,

tempered only by the struggling sun,

edging clouds aside,

to exude its life-giving radiance.

Inside, in the warmth of shelter,

my mind wanders,

skipping across landscapes of unknown origin,

pursuing elusive thoughts of content,

while the travesty of life’s serenity,

graces my hopes,

and entices my naivety to ignore

the fear and malice that surrounds me.

My world is at peace,

flowing like a trickling stream,

drawing closer, ever-closer to the source,

time like a marker,

reminding us all we have limits,

and stagnation steers not a course.

I try to hold fast to my peaceful mind,

thoughts of love and compassion,

my anchor to earthly plight,

yet a world of ill-intent keeps pounding on my door,

reminding me that balance I must accept.

Outside, the rain subsides,

the sun, with chest stuck out,

imbues life and momentarily placates

the isolation of those wanting,

those caught in the torrents of malcontents.

My mind wanders,

seeking memories of blissful life,

the burden of awareness,


Here I am, between the poles,

accepting, hoping, giving.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are always too kind raciniwa, but I'm glad my words give you reason to both think and connect with me. Have a great day.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Denise. Yes we all give ourselves such a hard time, and to no avail. We must find serenity in life, it's a place of far greater perception. Take care.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it's a good thing that we have to be contented on these three things...but the ego unless satisfied will keep striving for more...great hub as always Tony...

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      This is beautiful, Tony...I envy the peace that you express here. My state of mind lately has been the other you mention: malcontent. Beautiful images.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So appreciative of your comment, catalystsnstars. Thanks for reading.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Debbie, so glad you connect to my thoughts and style. Take care.

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      6 years ago from Land of Nod

      Peace is elusive, it's supposed to be. You have listed the only things we can do, accept, hope and give, and nothing more.

      Thank you, you have brought me back to a place that was elusive.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony Tony Tony.. I love this.. You write like I love to read. awesome again.. and so beautiful.

      voted way up



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