Clarity begets honesty,
for it is hard to dismiss truth once seen,
yet many do and prefer the safe embrace of delusion,
in some attempt to secure stability in life.
I often wish for the same,
to be oblivious to those truths
that may hurt our fragile egos,
change our perceptions of ourselves in detriment.
But I seek no more no less than clarity,
for truth to me is the very ground on which I prefer to walk,
and when a shift presents, I feel I must reconstruct the fall
to know truth more intimately.
When truth and clarity oversee our world,
tis difficult to relent,
or accept the lies of others,
for they in their delusions impact upon us.
The longer the sharpening,
the sharper the blade,
and I can no longer ignore those of lying propensity,
although I choose not to associate, in age a choice and blessing.
For tis they who forge imaginary paths,
and by reckless belief, hurt those around them,
as they walk their fantasy life
for self alone.
Perfection can never be me,
for I am human and accept needed learning,
but clarity is a choice of life, an honesty of belief,
that to me is worth the pain.
Tony DeLorger © 2016