My Needing Soul

My Needing Soul
My Needing Soul…a lesson in deceit.















Of all the lands my soul and heart travails,
of all the harsh and dark realization I face,
you are my quandary still,
your world so foreign, your wants so instilled,
you cannot bend with the breeze.

And often I try to find the love
that you so artfully impart, so actively pursue,
yet underlying all your deeds an emptiness I see,
a strange and beguiling veiled truth to be
all you imagined in your pretence.

Sadness pervades this heart, for perhaps you know not
this ploy, this misguided game you follow,
when truly what truth exists in this dismay,
this someone you are not but play,
to engender this old heart to stay.

But when the scope of your power is tested,
you suddenly break, and rage becomes your meter,
and I attest the beast that lives within cannot win but harm,
in the breaking of your will, my profound alarm,
that tells me there is no love at all.

How invested I was to stay as I did,
when blinded to the signals plain,
and love just gave me a silent forgiveness,
and your deceit and plans, overlooked but witnessed,
as I buried truth so deep I could not breath.

And in the end I was to blame,
for all the lies that I accepted, all the love that I attested,
in thinking love would cleanse us all,
resurrect a heart that was bruised and stalled,
and be true to this my needing soul.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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

2 thoughts on “My Needing Soul

  • July 10, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    It is a heartbreaking time when truth is known and love that once was is gone. It surely is not easy for the one who wanted to hold on, nor for the one who wants to leave. Your verse expresses such openness and honesty, Tony, and is very well rendered. It takes so long for each to let go, go their own way, and find peace.

  • July 10, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Thanks Phyllis, and glad you relate so completely. I guess its the path of the human heart and the lessons that allow us to grow. Take care


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