I can but be who I am,
and often people see heart and ascribe weakness,
yet love is more powerful
than any army, any oppression,
and our hearts are what defines us in life,
not stature, wealth of any superficial pursuit.
I would rather live a life of non-contention
than spend it enraged and blaming,
and being unhappy because nothing satisfies,
instead I choose acceptance,
being grateful for every advantage
and immersing myself in ideals that matter.
Art, beauty, love, compassion, forgiveness,
kindness are pursuits and ideals
that to me represent life,
and appreciating nature, the environment
and all living things is necessary in my mind,
in finding true happiness.
In age I have solace in afforded wisdom,
and I no longer choose to be immersed
in the anger and blame of today’s disease of dissatisfaction,
never happy with what one has, who one is
or the circumstances one finds themselves,
and to this end, I relent.
Quietness of mind and solitude helps,
for the turmoil that exists around me
is to me superficial, and I observe it
with hope others will realise its pointlessness,
and in sentience, step back
and in kindness understand, but not be involved.
Question everything, but never relinquish love,
for that is the answer,
the resounding truth in redemption,
and the path to a compassionate and caring future
that only we can begin,
in one decision of epiphany: being happy.
Tony DeLorger © 2016