That Can Only Be Right

That Can Only Be Right
That Can Only Be Right

As the outside infringes upon
one’s personal sanctum,
the more one sees the detriment
of lives forsaken in conduct,
lost to indolent minds and betrayed criterion;
and should these fall below expectation or acceptance,
the imbalance is rasping, palpable.

Acceptance is then a matter of gradation,
values stated and understood,
and by them we all live in the comfort of our belief,
compromise then a harsh affront to self,
what we know as necessary for us;
yet people are different, each with their own criteria,
and the compromises they are willing to make.

The more the world moves
opposed to our beliefs and acceptability,
the harder it becomes to be a part of it,
as beliefs, attitudes and behaviors
fall far from our own, and contentions bring separation,
to uphold our own beliefs and values,
rather than accept ill-conceived compromise.

Competition, egocentric behavior and lack of kindness
has always put me on the back foot,
seeking only people with similar values as mine,
yet fear drives most people to closed behaviors,
of which I cannot abide,
with friendships or with any contact in general,
for what time do I have in nurturing paths with no destination.

For these reasons, I remain separate,
chosen quite deliberately,
not because of fear or harsh realities, but from choice,
having recognized my needs and values
and living within them for my own sake,
rather than struggle with contentious people
and deal with those opposed to my essence.

We have choice, we have values,
and the world we create suits our needs,
and those who live in other worlds
may see us as different,
yet we are content with our own lives,
because we choose our plight,
and that can only be right.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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

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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

2 thoughts on “That Can Only Be Right

  • March 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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    Very well expressed, Tony. It is admirable that you know yourself so well and hold to your highest truths. There is no better way to live then to know exactly who you are and stand by your belief in yourself. Great work, dear friend.

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  • March 29, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, living life on your terms is far easier than battling everything and everybody. Cheers!

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