Free from the nattering
of deluded thoughts,
my silent, disconcerting non-engagement,
I’ll be better off not having to listen,
to a mind bereft of reason,
driven by the narcissist’s tongue.
Three score years of servility,
a peacekeeping heart and a tongue
quieted for the peace of complicity,
I’ll rest in thankful serenity,
not to have to placate, ignore,
and eggshell walk as I’ve done for so long,
The burden has aged me,
the rage and injustice a weight I’ve carried,
and its now time to be set free,
to save me from a corrupted mind,
a mind field of errant danger
that haunts a soul in vicinity.
I’ve watched the gathering of demons,
the non-restraint of a mind lost,
too selfish to consider the damage,
too twisted to even believe
their own broken soul,
and so nothing changes, nothing is learned.
The air is crisp, clear of toxic remnants,
as distance cleanses my soul,
and as change commands me whole,
relief to be just me, no words need speak
a ploy, just the honest words of a mind
no longer tainted by the tongue of a narcissist.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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