A Wanting Life…a skewed reality

Wanting and poor self-esteem…

A Wanting Life
A Wanting Life…delusions of many

I ask why
and know too well,
the imperfections that guide hearts to lost:
lost from all hope of return,
lost to the cynical, malice driven responses to life,
to resolutions that consider only the self,
and in unfolding create much hurt.

It’s always a shock
to what extent people will hurt
just to maintain illusions,
and in resolution be justified,
a mind so bereft of reality,
it can do and say anything
just to remain in denial of truth.

I know, yet have to watch it unfold,
and there’s no reasoning,
not explanation that placates a deluded mind,
for they are an island, separated from the world,
abiding by their own
in the adoption of a created reality,
fashioned from fear and protection.

I ask why, but know
often there is no reason,
just the mechanics of delusion’s self-centered deeds,
the process that upholds stability
in an unstable mind,
exacting and venting pain to elevate
the poor self-esteem that plagues a wanting life.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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

3 thoughts on “A Wanting Life…a skewed reality

  • August 3, 2016 at 9:28 PM
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    It is such a shame that some people cannot be happy with just the simple things in life. The more they get, the more they want. And lies breed more lies. People need to get out more and commune with nature to find beauty and peace. Well done, Tony.

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  • August 4, 2016 at 12:40 AM
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    Thanks again Phyllis, yes, everyone is so caught up in the reality of acquisition rather than the wonderful processes of life and the natural world. Cheers!

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  • August 8, 2016 at 11:05 AM
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    It’s interesting to observe and question another’s response to life. When you know they are only hurting deep down, but it’s hard to understand, for me anyway, why a person hurting so much, is then intent upon hurting others to somehow lift themselves in an intolerable way. There seems no reasoning, no approach gentle or hard enough to bring them back around. I have one such person in my life, and its difficult to watch, and I feel helpless to watch it play out, as I have genuinely tried to be understanding. A thought provoking piece. Thank you Tony.

    Best,
    Mel

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