A Task Master Harsh

A Task Master Harsh
A Task Master Harsh

Harsh, to myself…

Crazy, this bludgeoning of mind,
this all pervading cloud of blame
that astounds me in its ensuing,
yet I know I’m no model of propriety,
fallen to sin in sobriety,
but I stand a flagellant,
swallowing whole all the pain.

Forgiveness so easy a task,
but the self, sometimes too much to ask,
and I writhe with discomfort,
regret like a surging wave of accusation,
a cutting blade of compensation
for my shame,
and my blood spilled for the release.

In humility I relent,
try to forgive past events,
to somehow just accept who I am,
and that I will never be perfect,
mistakes are my learning,
and instead know the potential that I hold,
when love absolves the doubts in my soul.

Crazy, the pain I myself inflict,
to the novice I am, so strict,
that expects so much more than I am able,
what I can bring to the table,
yet the potential is there to behold,
and in forgiveness I shall rise,
to polish smooth my jagged side,
and to even out this stride in my path of choice.

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 “A Task Master Harsh

  • June 25, 2017 at 1:05 AM
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    I can really relate to the words and sentiments expressed in this poem, Tony.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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    I use to be much harder on myself, than I am now. I’ve become mellow and more forgiving. All part of life’s experiences. So my friend bury the task master, let up on yourself and keep peace within. It helps calm our restless souls. Another beautiful twist of words so poetically exchanged. Bravo

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  • July 26, 2017 at 1:20 AM
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    Thanks Vincent. Aren’t you conscientious dogging up these oldies. I barely remember writing them. Lol I just can’t keep up with myself. Lol Glad you appreciated the work my friend.

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