Grateful Am I…My Mantra

Grateful Am I...My Mantra
Grateful Am I…My Mantra

Every day, I rise to a blank and vacant space,
one I am to fill, with eloquence and grace,
use my mind for the witness of beauty,
the potentials of possibility
and devout in my expression for posterity.

In this I am committed,
the thoughts that wander my mind
need be positive, worthy and kind,
and what I do in deeds, selfless,
and in compassion will I concede, my humility.

Each night, as the sun finds rest,
I attest my vows of creativity,
my quest to make the best of each moment of life,
regardless of circumstance and strife,
and to always seek to understand others,
for they are as me, striving.

Each morning I ask for the best from myself,
in all the aspects of love and kindness
that I can muster in my old cynical bones,
and beyond all else I will strive
for beauty to bathe my eyes,
and deliver my thoughts to how grateful I am to be alive.

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

6 thoughts on “Grateful Am I…My Mantra

  • August 9, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    Oh! Now I have tears on my cheeks – this is so beautiful, a divine affirmation and confirmation of Self. Wonderful, Tony, so wonderful.

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    • August 9, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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      Glad it touched you Phyllis, as there is no greater compliment to a writer than to share deep feelings and for that I am grateful. Take care.

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  • August 9, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    Tony,

    How blessed I am to have come across this sweet poem of yours filled with gratitude, grace, and so much heart.

    You are a person of deep thought, much heart, and (in all due respect, as it’s meant as a compliment) a heavy soul. (The “heavy soul” is the part that I want to make sure you know is a compliment; it means that you are a deeply-feeling, deeply-understanding, and deeply-aware individual).

    You have beautiful qualities, yet I believe that these same qualities can be very painful to carry, day in and day out. Perhaps writing your poetry releases some of its intensity and severity upon you…

    Does what I just said make sense to you? In my mind, it makes sense to me, but that’s not saying much. So, if you need me to explain it better, I will. I tend to unintentionally confuse people.

    This is a darling poem (in a masculine way, of course)!

    Thank you for sharing!

    P.S.- I still don’t have my Thesaurus, yet. (LOL… that just made me laugh for some reason)…

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  • August 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Thanks so much Tamara, your words and feelings are crystal clear for me and I appreciated your kindness very much. You certainly don’t need a Thesaurus lol. we communicate just fine. You understand where I’m coming from and that is gratifying and you don’t confuse me one bit. Take care.

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  • August 11, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    I can truly attest to your mantra and expression of being thankful of life. Gratefulness is exceedingly important, for without it in my life as well, I’m nothing. My soul hurts for the downtrodden, the less fortunate, the sick and poor, the hurting among us. Some of which I’m experienced myself, but through the grace of our maker, I was granted a pass? why I do not know. Like you as I’m ageing, my reflection on life is that of thankfulness for being granted for we could all so easily be one of the many homeless in society. I wake every morning with peace in my heart and the forwarding thinking of what can I do today to lift another fellow human up. When I do, I feel fulfilled and accomplished for serving another unconditionally. Poets have heart, lots of it, often ours is hurting or broken, but we keep a bold face and hide our sorrows to others. I’m happy to be alive and striving to leave a small amount of myself behind that others may remember me by.

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  • August 12, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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    And that you will Vincent, a legacy of abundant work that connects to so many souls. Our thoughts will hopefully be long remembered and the connections we make in life are profoundly important, we as kindred souls. Cheers!

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