The Finding of Inner Peace

The Finding of Inner Peace
The Finding of Inner Peace

Near to me, dear to this heart’s intent,
open all I can be, to the symmetry of life,
the balance of extremes,
the pathway to serene repose,
aware the pendulum swing,
yet opposed to the self harm that ensues,
when ego plays its game, the self on display,
the ruse of a rash mind.

My calm so fought for,
in my hasty and misguided plans,
yet now lost from wanting,
I have everything as life demands my focus,
not my obedience,
just the lack of contention
that finds within my heart, my peace,
and in calm my soul observes.

So lost for so long,
I struggled for freedom,
yet it was my ties that bound,
my forced will unrelenting
that chained me to my suffering,
and when blame was removed
I knew life would change,
for no-one stands in our way but us.

Each breath now is easy,
each thought calm and considered,
and those thoughts of torment that once disabled,
now gone, enabling my focus upon love
and the caring that manifests complete
in this new world,
calmly experienced in glorious detail,
and without the anxiety of fear.

I regret nothing,
the pain I now see as my uplifting,
the dragging to my senses necessary,
and despite the agony of failure, I grow,
and know truly I have found peace,
for life is filled with choice and answers
when we finally ask the right questions,
to find a balance within
that transforms completely.

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

2 thoughts on “The Finding of Inner Peace

  • December 30, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    I am so happy to read this, Tony, happy for you. You have come a long way, have overcome a lot, and you are where you are because you made the choice to embrace it all as learning. You are right where you are supposed to be. Excellent work, my friend. You are blessed. Take care.

  • December 30, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, blessed yes, but we all have the same opportunity that so often people will not accept or even see. The plan has always been the same: we evolve slowly, each on their own path, one day to meld into the whole. Cheers!


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