Games We Play

Games We Play

Guilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not without trepidation,
I follow the paths of fools,
to see what gifts a lost paradise may afford,
and to flail oneself in admonished disdain,
in grappling for a balance
within an untested life.

A masochist I may be,
when knowledge tells me wary,
yet learning draws a soul to choose paths of fire,
for what they render in extremes,
and we mere mortals must taste with sensory joy,
what sight alone cannot yield.

What circles I create,
the roundabouts of repetition,
just to know that path is found,
and the low-ground passage offers no more,
just the memory of scars and pain,
that I chose to suffer just to know.

I am an enigma, an irrefutable riddle,
for all I play with a mind confused,
my own worst adversary, my very best friend,
yet such games no-one could ever praise, commend,
but this is what I do,
testing life till a modicum of wisdom shines through.

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “Games We Play

  • April 24, 2016 at 11:29 PM
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    I already commented on this poem once, but of course, I didn’t hit post comment, I suppose. I love the deep thinking here. “when knowledge tells me wary,
    yet learning draws a soul to choose paths of fire,” and “What circles I create, the roundabouts of repetition, just to know that path is found.” These are memorable lines and very true as well. I would like to send this poem some traffic from my FB page for Freelance Writers, https://www.facebook.com/cam8510/, by posting the URL there. I have a little over a hundred followers and some of them will stop by, I’m sure. This will be their introduction to TCE.

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  • April 25, 2016 at 1:02 AM
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    Thanks Chris, a compliment for sure. Glad you enjoyed my thoughts and expression. Cheers my friend.

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  • September 15, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    Tony, excellent poetry.

    To take a lath less travelled , reveals the hidden truths. Nice poem on risk taking abilities.

    – hari

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  • September 15, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    Tony, excellent poetry.

    To take a path less travelled , reveals the hidden truths. Nice poem on risk taking abilities.

    – hari

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  • September 16, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    Thank Hari, glad you enjoyed it my friend, Cheers

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