When the Bow Breaks

When the Bow Breaks
When the Bow Breaks

And when the bow breaks,
when support is no longer attainable,
all comes down, cradle and all:
a life made, a love aspired,
to that critical point of change,
and all is null, as a new born clean slate,
when the bow breaks.

And who would know,
the bow creaking under weight of life,
all that sticks in the baggage of thought,
the mud of disdain,
and the tar of blame and more,
falls to an unwanted beginning,
a forced reassessment.

When the bow breaks I’ll know why,
for life cannot sustain an endless strife,
and without making peace,
accepting responsibility,
we will surely fall, cradle and all,
to our worst fear,
that we are wrong.

Guilt nor blame can fix the ill,
what we create in life ours alone to still,
and so when we collect our darkest woes,
at some point that bow will break,
and we for our own sake need to know,
we alone did this create,
this sad and dark recompense to take.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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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

4 thoughts on “When the Bow Breaks

  • December 25, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Words of truth. Earlier this evening two very good friends of mine helped me make a decision that has been preying on my mind. All is clear now within me, and your words of wisdom help. Thanks, Tony.

  • December 25, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Always a pleasure, so glad you relate to my outpourings. Take care Phyllis. Having a very relaxed day today after Christmas. As always drank too much, ate too much, but happy times. Cheers!

  • December 26, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Most truthful poetic words. I am hoping that bough won’t break and fall on my head next year. Happy, healthy and inspirational New Year to you.

  • December 26, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks so much Rasma, yes I won’t walking under any large trees either. Lol Have a great day and here’s to a wonderful 2017. Take care.

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