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Within...a poem

Updated on October 16, 2013
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Within

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



Outside the gloom of winter's hold,

encroaching clouds and stories told,

of darkness filled with shadows cold,

withdrawn from firelight.



Within my walls of stone and glass,

I rest secure my fears all masked,

while evil may lurk outside my light,

I within shall sleep tonight.



While fairies dance on embers glow,

and droplets trail down windows cold,

and crackle logs all dry and old,

do liven empty space.



Squeaky leather and woven throws,

atop my tired and weary bones,

while flicker shadows chase the light,

across the scratchy walls in fright.



My mind adrift in fancy flight,

cares not for dark or callous night,

all warm and snug in joy, delight,

the tranquility I feel.



In quiet repose I love this state,

this isolated silent stake,

in life I grasp for peace of mind,

and relish simple thoughts in kind.


In winter's growl I find it makes,

a thankful mind for all it takes,

to see the beauty in our mistakes,

our judgements far from light.



For every cold deserves a warm

and every wrong a thought reborn,

and life a vast and joyous path,

if only seen before the aftermath.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Rahul, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Fine piece of poetry... introspection.. really.. helps in attaining contentment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for you kind comment Elenin; much appreciated.

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      Elenin 

      6 years ago from So Cal

      Introspection; Perhaps the fourth boon given to us;

      "life a vast and joyous path,

      if only seen before the aftermath."

      "every cold deserves a warm

      and every wrong a thought reborn,"

      These words flow like droplets from a waterfall, never to hit bottom.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked Molly; thanks for dropping by.

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      Mary Strain 

      6 years ago from The Shire

      Tony, I like the sense of snugness in this poem...the sense of being safe and comfortable inside when things are cold and dark outside, and feeling thankful for what you have.

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