Afloat

Afloat
Afloat…the take and take of earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afloat on a rising tide,
of human woe and refuse,
as if the sky darkened by the intent,
sourer s sun to hide in horizon’s rest.
I cannot abide this scarring of earth’s skin,
this disregard for all she gives, her everything,
and take we do beyond her scope,
for nefarious ploys and selfish lows,
and she holds onto her own,
tries to remedy our thoughtless deeds now sewn,
until she can no longer, and in the end
we all will suffer.

Afloat on the rage of men
and hatred drawn,
from times far gone the fight goes on,
for prideful stakes and past mistakes,
and differences held as godless dawn,
that plunder all the good in life,
for a simply disagreeing strife,
that is our innate choice to make,
yet blood spilled in some name,
begets much more and so the game goes on,
hatred spelled in many ways,
but death the only end this makes.

Afloat upon a cloud so soft,
it barely touches skin or mind,
and thoughts just lulled in rest sublime
do float as if on tide or drift alone,
and all contentions cease to be,
not malice nor hatred sees a thing,
here in this pliable world of mist and love,
where earth just fell below and I above,
can no longer hear the cries,
the battles of contention writhe,
not here but far away,
and then I realize I’m dead.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony De Lorger

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 De Lorger

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

2 thoughts on “Afloat

  • July 8, 2016 at 10:38 PM
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    Well, I do hope you come back from the dead. My days are not complete, Tony, if I have nothing to read from you. This verse makes one face what is really going on in this world. Earth has given us so much and we should be protecting her, giving back, not destroying her. Hate is more prominent than Love these days and that is sad to see. Very emotive piece and well done.

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  • July 9, 2016 at 12:43 AM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, and who can see an end to the disregard of the natural order, the natural world: our teacher, our mother. Sad indeed what’s happening in the world. Take care.

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