Responsibility and Freedom

Responsibility and Freedom
Responsibility and Freedom

How many nets are set to catch our fall,
when we just give up and squander our all,
each one a dependence on somebody else,
a relinquishing of responsibility, a reliance deeply felt,
to catch us and clean all the mess we make
when we just let go and let fate dictate.

They say cats have nine lives,
how many do we humans mistakenly believe
in our recklessness, for our safety and needs,
yet those who would catch us,
at some point will discover,
without responsibility we will never uncover the truth.

Falling is the damage we cause ourselves,
the pain that tells us we were wrong,
and the lessons learned need no net to protect,
rather the harshness of recompense that belongs,
for how else do we pay attention,
but to glean these lessons of worth.

Some rarely experience a fall,
always saved by a misguided providence,
a protection of ironic harm,
never experiencing what’s needed for a soul
and never able to learn,
and those become stagnant, uncompromising.

Yet one day they shall fall
to unthinkable depths of despair,
when they learn of their true nature
and the protection that has twisted truth unfairly,
and what was never a compromise
becomes a great sacrifice.

Better to have experienced the world
in all its extremes and circumstances,
to know we are responsible
for each choice and decision danced
in this play of life, and then when we do fall,
we know we can get up again.

Punishment is just the balancing of our deeds,
and we should know how and why
those seeds of our mistakes,
and in learning we grow stronger,
in knowledge we fall less,
and in wisdom may we live in freedom.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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
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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

3 thoughts on “Responsibility and Freedom

  • February 5, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    Very well articulated and penned verse, Tony. I like how you connect mistakes we make to wisdom gleaned, to balance our life. Great work, dear friend. Take care.

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  • February 5, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    Pleased you related and enjoyed Phyllis, take care dear friend. Hope your hand is healing well.

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    • February 6, 2018 at 12:24 AM
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      Oh! forgot to respond. My hand is healing well. All wounds are closed, all scabs gone. I have four scars, smallest wounds have healed and disappeared. My skin is stretched tight due to the larger wounds closing – well that is good, for it got rid of some old lady wrinkles. LOL. I have full use of hand now thanks to exercising in warm lavender and rosemary water. Thank you, Tony, for your concern.

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