Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings
Counting My Blessings

My Blessings…

I am blessed, no doubt,
but I have blessed my life with intention,
a penchant to learn,
to embrace love as the epitome of experience,
and try to be kind in all my thoughts and actions;
I fail constantly, of course,
but love is my intention, always,
and because of it I am blessed:
a clear and concise mind,
a wisdom gleaned from pain,
an openness to truth
and an acceptance of the consequences
of my decisions in life.

I am not special, just a man
who always wanted more understanding,
of myself, of life,
and in this quest I discovered writing,
a pathway of expression
that has taught me so much about me,
my faults, my potential and hopes,
all placed in a direction
that gives me such joy
and the ability to share that openly,
to pass on my epiphanies,
my mistakes and hopes for this world,
if only just one voice, my purpose.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

My book of Love Poems: Coming soon

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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 “Counting My Blessings

  • May 18, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    And such a worthy intention indeed, Tony. A pursuit, I greatly admire. Writing is a true gift of self-awareness, and in your pursuit of understanding yourself and the world around you, you help others. I always appreciate the honest expressions that flow from your work. Have a beautiful day.


    • May 18, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you Mel, a lovely reply and so glad you enjoy my work. Take care my friend. Book is on the way.

  • May 18, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    To know yourself in such depth, to know your purpose and follow that “pathway of expression” is indeed a blessing. Great piece, Tony.

  • May 18, 2017 at 8:56 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, for all your support and friendship, Have a great day my friend.


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