There is a Better Way

There is a Better Way
There is a Better Way

All I give, and all I receive,
is the causation of what I believe,
and whatever complaints I contrive,
is my misjudgment, in my struggle to survive,
for I am imperfect, an enigma, unique,
but really there is no real mystique,
just the cause and effect of my beliefs.

My disapproval is heard by no-one,
for the buck stops here and I am alone,
the purveyor of kindness,
the vent-er of misguided rage,
all of these circumstances in my very own cage,
the walls and misfortunes I alone create,
from my slow learning mind.

Blame is my defense,
irresponsibility my offence,
blindly striving for betterment
under a guise that is self-evident,
for as long as self holds the wheel,
as long as ego gives meaning and steals life away,
the soul remains still,
blinded to the light that instills a better way.

Tis I that fail, tis I left wanting,
and blame is the whining of ignorance,
stomping up and down as a child,
when deprived we are of what we want,
and no amount of words can change our status,
until we can become selfless
and take responsibility for all our thoughts and actions,
and in humility seek light.

The path is long and arduous,
filled with pain and parlous moments,
that like scars adorn our flesh,
remind us what’s at stake and what is left,
to heal our lives and not be bereft of love,
our one saving grace,
our guide to selfless thoughts and peace
and the happiness we are afforded.

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

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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 “There is a Better Way

  • August 23, 2017 at 11:01 PM
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    May love, “our one saving grace”, forever prevail. Excellent phrasing in this wonderful work, Tony.

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  • August 24, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Tis truth you preach my friend. Egos cloud judgment and make it almost impossible to be selfless. And love is an action that should be part of our daily cause. Bereft of love is a fate I wish upon no one. Good work my friend.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 1:22 PM
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    Tony,

    This is a beautiful poem, and wonderfully, enlightening. It is exactly what we need in our world. Thank you for your beautiful words.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    Pleased you enjoyed the thoughts Tamara, have a great day my friend.

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