Toxic, Let Distance in Separation Abide

Toxic, Let Distance in Separation Abide
Toxic, Let Distance in Separation Abide

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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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 “Toxic, Let Distance in Separation Abide

  • August 16, 2017 at 3:56 AM
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    What blessed freedom and bliss the distance must be for you, Tony. You deserve the best of life and I pray you will have it. Live each moment with love and peace. Take care, dear friend.

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    • August 16, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis, for you kind words and friendship. Cheers!

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  • August 16, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    Tony!

    I have walked on eggshells before, too! And, I understand this poem! Yes, the “rage of injustice”!

    I feel I could quote every line of your poem, here, and exclaim, “Yes! Yes! Exactly! This, I understand!”.

    This is a perfect poem about a Narcissist! (I am not saying Narcissists are perfect; they, themselves, already say this); I am saying your poem is perfect!

    This will be a most excellent poem to add to one of my ‘Narcissists’ poems.

    Wow, you really “get it”.

    Hugs,

    Tamara

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  • August 16, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    Thanks Tamara, yes unfortunately I do get it and having to be around one is never easy, as you know. Feel free to use the poem with yours as you see fit, as we are sharing the experience with people and we all must be aware. Take care Tamara.

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