Acknowledging Love

Acknowledging Love
Acknowledging Love…beyond pain

The more I live, the less
living in this world of illusion
matters in itself,
and the more I know that the soul,
our true self, is all that requires nurture,
all that benefits from this crusted physical life.

Physical life is pain,
because pain is our teacher,
and pleasure is just an incentive to remain,
until the soul in learning
has had enough
to shed the shell and move on.

One can live in the physical, learn, not learn,
experience joy, suffering, loss and greed,
yet all are just the wheels of learning,
battering down the doors of ego
to elicit some balance,
some bearable existence.

Beyond the suffering in life, there is the soul,
the residence of our true selves,
gleaning the pain and the joy
to fulfil our purpose of ascension,
the spiritual path of love
to be our final earthy fate, before transition.

Embracing the spiritual path
necessitates far less pain and misery,
the uplifting through love our greatest teacher of all,
and the lower physical expressions
of hatred, anger, jealousy and greed,
but small stones on an upward path.

Misery exists because we need its circumstance,
to move beyond this shell,
this lethargic physical life,
and learn to fly as a soul,
freed from the constraints of negativity
and the burden of not acknowledging love fully.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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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

4 thoughts on “Acknowledging Love

  • August 31, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    To acknowledge love fully is to truly live in the moment. I agree, Tony, love is the greatest teacher of all and all other emotions / experiences stepping stones to the final perfection. Lovely work.

  • August 31, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, glad you related to my understanding. Take care.

  • August 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    The quest for love is unrelenting – not to be jaded by it is a must. We learn our lessons, then it is on to the next step and each step is full of emotions and experiences. Much enjoyed Tony.


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