Getting Back Up and Facing Life

Getting Back Up and Facing Life
Getting Back Up and Facing Life

Facing Life with a Smile…

For the fallen, desperate, disconnected,
life can be a drawn out series of suffering and anguish,
one thing added to another until
we find ourselves on our knees, begging reprieve,
for despair is not paired to poverty,
not alienated from wealth,
color, creed or culture,
it is a human condition, a statement of being lost,
beaten with no foreseeable hope of change.

There is no recipe for happiness,
it is a decision, despite the trials of life,
and despair is but a temporary time out,
a focus on suffering that leads to stagnancy,
and the more we wallow in our grief,
the more reality evades us,
and change waits for our first step to get up,
to decide to continue
and the path of resurrection can then ensue.

Hopelessness is a chosen oblivion,
for there is always hope on may levels,
and defeatism stills life like nothing else,
halting all possibilities,
just awaiting that split-second decision to push on,
to once again invest in life’s potential,
and being hopeless a statement of devaluing ourselves,
being unworthy of recovery,
so no matter what happens to us, we must rise and face it.

Facing life’s affronts moves us toward success,
for in it we are acknowledging fault and mistakes
that when remedied, can create all we wish in life,
one positive thought after another,
and if we nurture that decision of happiness
and appreciate what we have,
then the universe opens up to our goals
and anything then is possible,
the world ours to create.

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

3 thoughts on “Getting Back Up and Facing Life

  • November 2, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    Tony, delighted to read one of your poems after such a long time..i can see that you write as skillfully and beautifully as ever..I don’t think I have read this form of poetry from you before and quite loved it for all the wisdom it offers..don’t know whether I can post a comment here or only members can comment..
    Anjana (WN)

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  • November 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM
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    Thanks so much Anjana, lovely to here from you on the site, and yes you can always comments whether a member or not. Glad you enjoyed my thoughts. Take care.

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  • November 3, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    “so no matter what happens to us, we must rise and face it.” So true Tony. I cannot say how many times I fell and felt hopeless, but I always managed to rise again and face what I had to. Sometimes it took every bit of strength I had, but I would be facing oblivion if I had not pushed myself back up. Wonderful advice Tony. Another great life lesson.

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