Calamity can indeed expand to apocalyptic proportions.

















Tony DeLorger © 2016

Calamity draws a long bow,
designed for accuracy and distance,
and if given flight, in unencumbered release,
the mark in percussion radiates outward in strike,
and all feel the vibration.

Like tremors of earth’s rebuff,
displeasure in the human cause,
calamity finds tributaries to vent its will,
and onward do we feel its wrath,
our hearts sunk in aftermath.

The plight of life can be felt everywhere,
as our kind suffers the ills of imbalance,
against nature, and ourselves,calamity can indeed expand
to apocalyptic proportions.

How our hearts weigh heavily upon life,
when unnecessary death amasses,
and like droplets in an ocean are swept aside,
carelessly, as if without meaning,
from someone else’s imposition.

Calamity finds us too easily,
as our contentious minds are already there,
and the world cannot transform, find peace,
unless we acknowledge its our fault,
and the responsibilities we must bear
to exact change.

Tony DeLorger
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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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “Calamity

  • May 13, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    I agree, Tony – we need to take responsibility in order to change for the better. Another great piece on life and striving to reach our highest potential. Well done.

  • May 13, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Changes is not an easy task for many unfortunately, stubborn, stuck in the muck and mire of life, I often feel that life is a calamity of sorts. We come an go with no sense of direction, living in a NOW society is pressure enough to steer our focus off course. The world is full of imbalance, could you imagine if we were all on the same page with goodness for this world. We are too many of us in HIGH GEAR most of the time. Moderation has worked for me most of my life, not over excessive in anything. But that’s easier said than done. Nice write Tony, cheers.

  • May 14, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Glad you related Vincent, and as you say moderation is easier said than done. We all get swept away with emotions and belief and end up in a place least expected. Cheers!

  • May 14, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Enjoyed this Tony. Too often changes and other things thrown upon us in life put us in calamity and indecision. Nicely penned.


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