What’s Taken and Bestowed

What's Taken and Bestowed
What’s Taken and Bestowed

The souls knows not what it seeks,
only that it does,
and the mind seeks the illusions of its calling,
the truth woven into wishes
so misconstrued.

Howling wolves attest the moon,
and words of solace
placate the disillusions we inspire,
by wanting more than is earned,
by a soul in growth.

How intrepid, the mind,
the wants so earnestly pursued,
often lost in intent, misunderstood in review,
and despite the pain,
the parlous paths of desperation, we survive.

Scars are the mantle of experience,
pain rendered in understanding,
and like a withered bloom,
beauty lost yet lingering in thought,
we assume our lives with stoic resolve.

The soul has no agenda,
just the openness to grow,
the courageous acceptance of change,
that rocks its foundations
to rearrange the misused paths of folly.

Despite myself I shall endure,
my obstacles a many, my subtle ruse
of wanting what I do not need,
and needing what I do not want,
my soul voracious in the feed.

Yet I learn, if not slowly, the cause
of my path and contradictions,
manifest in all I say and do,
and in written words I teach myself,
the manner of what’s taken, and bestowed.

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 “What’s Taken and Bestowed

  • July 16, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    Our soul is in continual search for understanding and conviction. It searches for truths beyond comprehension to us, yet we follow it’s commands, we yearn, love, hate, cry out loud to find peace in it. But only in it’s time does it allow us to empty it. We can howl at the moon and stars forever, they sit still in the sky, yet this atom in our bodily universe cries to be released back to the whole. Like sand blowing across a disturbed desert, so is our soul blowing our very being along an eventual course to the unknown where it will settle at peace. Another soulful poem from you my friend, your at one with your soul, restless and tired as it it, it years to express, and sir, that you most certainly do well.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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      Thank you my friend, appreciate your kindness, and glad you embraced my thoughts, Take care Vincent.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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    Beautiful verse from a beautiful heart and soul. Thank you, Tony, for sharing your meaningful and inspirational life lessons.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 9:29 PM
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    Only glad you connect to my thoughts and appreciate what I try to espouse in my work. Cheers!

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