From Ominous Heights

From Ominous Heights
From Ominous Heights…expectations awry

Expectations rise to unrealistic heights,
when hope inspires beyond its plush soft pillow,
and soaring into its manifest being,
it, so close to heaven’s gate, gleans
an almost sacrosanct meaning of divine intention.

This yearning, in desperate fields of volume,
becomes an obsession of desire,
and to its unreality, truth is given credence,
as sight it falls away, reason to the winds of fancy,
and expectation finds form in delusion’s wake.

A mind may find solace within expectation,
as if a deserved reality befitting the intention,
yet delusion’s path is fractious in direction,
ever frantic to resolve its parlous hopes,
as the mind then sits upon a cloud of mist.

Life is a collection of thoughts, reality its sum total of being,
and often desires, wants and hopes
are beguiling beyond reason, and take flight in fancy,
yet being positive is one thing, right of passage something else,
as no gift given places one above another.

Delusion is an insidious malaise,
for it guides an ego to vast and plentiful fields,
but in truth expectations awry,
and when delusion turns to truth, as indeed it must,
the fall from these ominous heights, can be fatal.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony DeLorger
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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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “From Ominous Heights

  • January 7, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Great phrasing and thoughts to ponder on, Tony. Desires, wants and hopes only get in the way and impede growth. Tis so much better to be open to truths, be in peace and be thankful for gifts we receive that are meant to be. Great work.

  • January 8, 2017 at 2:52 AM

    Your poetic words certainly speak the truth. Lately my muses too have been inspiring me with poetic words having to do with life thoughts.

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