I Remain Vigilant

I Remain Vigilant
I Remain Vigilant

I resume my vigilant stance,
endowed with insight and willing to dance
the game of life, regardless of the plights
of so many, who in vanity despise my right
to live and be true to self,
despite their zealous harsh affronts,
that pierce not my thick skin,
but sadden my heart’s wealth,
in displays that hurt and corrupt
those of delicate disposition.

In my quiet repose, serenely opposed
to those fractious souls of malicious intent,
they float at my periphery,
their annoying voices in vitriolic yields,
cannot touch me, but I sometimes feel I lose faith
in human kind, their vicious attacks so out of line,
I cannot fathom the purpose,
I can only suppose jealousy,
a sense that they cannot have
what I have worked so hard to acquire.

A sad refrain, in life at my centre,
a peace sublime, understanding
and a quiet mind I enjoy, yet outside,
the squabbles and contentions of others
echo in my dreams, not what it seems but worse,
for all they aspire in shallow pursuits,
cannot derive any peace,
for they seek not that but wealth and status,
a cactus in their beds,
that will in time be blood letting.

So vigilant I remain,
not for me to remain sane, but to remember
those of ignorance who in malicious attacks
do try to hurt those in happiness, because they can,
and in jealous rage of all they cannot understand,
they persist in dark behavior,
never to find happiness themselves,
for they give nothing in life, just preserve themselves
and in strife find outlets
for their ineptitude and disappointment.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony De Lorger

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
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Tony De Lorger

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

2 thoughts on “I Remain Vigilant

  • December 6, 2017 at 11:25 PM
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    Yes – remain vigilant and true to self. I sometimes ponder why some people are so blind as to not see beyond their own materialistic life, unable to look within and listen to the voice of their soul. Very well expressed thoughts, Tony. I admire your stability and spiritual strengths.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 1:13 AM
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    Glad you appreciated the thoughts Phyllis, these days it is pure survival as so much negativity is about; personally I can’t be around it too long and need my quiet space. Cheers!

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