To Nourish the Soul

To Nourish the Soul
To Nourish the Soul

Until we are ready, truth is but a shadow
cast from denial,
and epiphanies come not from the truth itself,
but from the acceptance of it.

For how many truths have we not seen,
from not recognizing it
or from ignoring its existence,
right in front of our face.

Life as we see it is a fashioned construct,
created in the image of our choices,
omitting discomfort and highlighting wants,
all to placate that which shakes our core.

As imperfect beings we are insecure,
and to bolster our self-esteem
we hone truth to fit our needs,
to make ourselves acceptable in our eyes.

But all this pretence comes at a cost,
holds us back from knowing ourselves,
and the more we lie the more we stagnate,
depriving ourselves of potential.

Although truth is often difficult to face,
surely it is more important to be honest,
to face our fears and make better our path in life,
rather than live in a delusion of ourselves.

We know we are imperfect,
so in acceptance we may address those issues,
rid ourselves of fears and doubts
and seek to realize the possibilities in life.

Mistakes are learning,
success an indication of rightful path,
and if we are open enough to free ourselves from lies,
we set ourselves free and become whole.

Admitting wrong is never easy,
but epiphanies await if we learn and move on,
forgive ourselves and let clarity be our guide,
for our own sake and our soul’s nourishment.

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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “To Nourish the Soul

  • November 11, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Tony, I am really enjoying your articles on nourishment of the soul. Great work. I must get ‘The Human Condition’.


  • November 11, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, glad you appreciate the work. Sincerely thank you my friend, for all your support. x

  • November 11, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    What a great poem. I especially like the part, “Mistakes are learning, success an indication of rightful path, and if we are open enough to free ourselves from lies, we set ourselves free and become whole.” I have made the mistake of thinking I could change things (people) that are unchangeable. The only time I have found myself being successful is when I cut those ties. (Even if it is for a short period of time.) I am doing research on ancient biblical text that is blowing my mind from the lies I grew up with. You are spot on when you stated that we set ourselves free, becoming whole when we open ourselves up from the lies. It is still a learning process for me, but a journey worth taking. Amazing work!

  • November 12, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    Thanks you Tammy for your kind words. Yes, life is learning and we are all a work in progress. Pleased you related. Cheers!

  • November 12, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Mistakes and admitting we are wrong is a difficult task for many. Enjoyed very much Tony.

  • November 12, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Glad you related and enjoyed Kurt. Your comment much appreciated. Cheers


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