In Between My Striving

In Between the Striving
In Between the Striving…a needed rest

How I detest the lull in forward measure,
those sighs of ‘too much’ felt,
that slow my ascent, the expansion of mind,
a time to recovery, perhaps realign
and consider where I am.

That feeling is stagnancy,
yet often I may move so fast
I cannot last and still I must be, to see
I’m in need of quiet contemplation,
to bring my machinations to order.

And in those times I realize
the words that try to pacify me,
are needed, to imbibe their meaning,
not just grasp them from thin air,
but understand their delivery.

My mind is one step ahead of me,
and the blur of speed does not make me better see,
yet I process on the run,
enlightenment like sparks the sun has spat
in my direction.

I know too much
and carelessly trip over the spewing of it,
each truth like the words of my dictionary,
meanings and grasp exemplary,
yet this lull, this time out I need, in the melding.

And so often I am exhausted,
unable to face the day
the world of pain upon my shoulders,
each cry, each sufferance my own,
if I look too long at the sun.

So maybe I need rest,
need stillness and quiet to manifest what I,
rely upon to sustain this gifted sight,
but when will rest demand much more,
when world may shatter my very core,
and cease this mind to breathe?

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
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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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

2 thoughts on “In Between My Striving

  • November 13, 2016 at 11:03 PM
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    I don’t know how you do keep up the pace you set for yourself, Tony. You have an inherent need to write down all the knowledge within you. For your readers it is wonderful to have so much from you, for you there comes a time when you must rest, for I know you will be right back at it before long. Great work, well penned, dear poet.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 11:16 PM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, yes I get run down and must rest. It doesn’t feel like me that sets the pace and I just go with it. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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