Riding Delusions into the Sunset

Riding Delusions into the Sunset
Riding Delusions into the Sunset

Feelings are temporary,
they can be upheld, invigorated,
but in truth
they change from moment to moment,
and we so hold them on pillars of stone,
call them names of lasting consequence,
when they are fleeting,
rarely steady as our words have told.

The mind is fickle, its darting integrity
like a fly in a bottle,
and thoughts are ever-transforming
what we see, touch, smell and hear,
and we stand by our ideals and emotional aspirations,
yet barely do we hold them to maturity,
rather each moment offers a tangent of perspective
that realigns our suppositions.

Feelings are transitory, moving within us,
as the world and people ensue,
and it is all that they do, infer and ponder,
that our meter may accept or subdue,
and our feelings change,
doubts to outweigh our certainty,
as life is never definitive,
our perceptions leading us to hopeful ends.

But when those ends betray our wishes,
broken hearted we become,
for often our views are tainted by our wants,
falling short of aspirations,
and ideals like love become a poignant pain,
a reminder that change is life,
and without that acceptance,
we just ride delusions into the sunset.

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 videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Riding Delusions into the Sunset

  • June 4, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    I agree to a point, Tony, that feelings change as life does. Yet “feelings of love” may be a misnomer. True love is everlasting and grows stronger with time. True love is embedded in the heart and soul, in every part of one’s being. Nicely penned work.

  • June 5, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Powerful and true my friend. We are the most unstable creatures, one day in jubilance the next in shattered remains, but we always find a way to adapt to our surroundings. Maybe it is our ability to stabilize an otherwise unstable environment that makes us so powerful as people. Great piece my friend, some powerful points as well.


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