Knowing Up From Down…enigmas

Knowing Up From Down...enigmas
Knowing Up From Down…enigmas

I fall awake every night,
asleep, in my wildest dreams,
fall flat on my face while standing
and fly like a bird when at ease,
and still I am tainted by the limits of my mind,
smeared and smudged and inclined
to believe nothing I say,
my spilt words betraying all I am,
my contention just another plane of being,
strewn over the complexity of my thought,
that drives my insanity, such a rort,
if only I could yield my truth,
to know up from down.

Up is where I’m facing,
down the other side of my head,
asleep when my mind is dreaming,
awake, all the hurt I dread,
moving is when thought strikes me,
still when I can’t take any more,
unconscious, a dream of reality,
that never, never restores,
quiet a moment that eludes me,
noise the constant of life,
peace, a longing for human kind,
that is never released from strife,
and so why should I?

I quietly watch eternity,
just to see if it flinches from my stare,
I breathe in the fade of the gloaming,
to taste the bitter day’s fair,
and my heart aches from death,
me, surrounded by its pointlessness,
and softly sigh with resolve,
with nothing to address this problem,
yet here I am, in question,
probing life with a long sharp stick,
pushing hard in its belly,
to see if it responds quick,
or just dismisses me with ambivalence.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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
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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 “Knowing Up From Down…enigmas

  • May 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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    Life sure can get puzzling and mysterious, especially when we try too hard to find some clarity. This is a great piece, Tony, very cleverly penned. Well done.

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    • May 24, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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      Much appreciated Phyllis, glad you appreciated it. have a great day!

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  • May 24, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    This fell on me like a stream of consciousness, fascinating how the mind moves from one thought into the next, with no definitive answers, just thought in its purest form, unforced. Excellent to peek into a window of your mind, up or down. Well done, enjoyed it!

    Best,
    Mel

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  • May 24, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Thanks Mel, so pleased you enjoyed. Take care my friend.

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