The Pain of Moving

The Pain of Moving
The Pain of Moving

Articulate, the whispers of non-compliance,
when chaos reigns and confusion’s bleak,
lost in the maelstrom of change,
thoughts so strewn and fragmented,
releasing hopes and doubts in weighted refrains,
gut twisting burdens that question paths
and unfinished thoughts the aftermaths of reason,
lost and bludgeoning my season,
my state of momentary chaos.

As if winds of catastrophe
pounding the walls of my resolutions,
keep track with all my yearning needs
to fix the wounds before they bleed,
and no matter what I do,
extremes ride the minds of all around me,
tethered to their fears and the seeds
of what they know, but unbeknownst to them
the swirling feeding confusion,
that taunts them in their realm.

I watch the broken pieces of expectation,
the bleeding flesh of explanation
and still in my calm and accepting means,
I see the pieces not yet fitting together,
the past like a haunt of expediency,
as yet untethered to settle the present,
to bloom in the future hopes to be,
so I clear the remnants of change,
trying to lead it to fruition, and peace.

Moving can hurt, the change a struggle of adaptation,
and the chaos is misleading,
extremes emoted in sharp frustration,
as we move into tomorrow,
and leave the memories alone to fade in perception,
to allow the new to prosper,
like a gossamer web of circumstance,
not yet ventured in the light,
but born to shine as dust gently settles.

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

6 thoughts on “The Pain of Moving

  • March 17, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    This is quite a change in your life. So much “new” all at once., but, it won’t take long for all to become familiar. All members of the household look to you for answers and ideas, so, don’t forget to take time to comfort and nurture yourself – Beast will be there for you to hold it all together. Great work on this verse, Tony.

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    • March 17, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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      Thanks Phyllis, poor old Beast hid under my bed for three days. Apparently it takes cats between two and three weeks to forget the last place and accept the new. He is a very sensitive creature and only now beginning to coming out and explore his new home. Take care.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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    Once again, a brilliant piece, which causes my mind to render itself so meager in completion!

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  • March 17, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    I am humbled by your kind words my friend. Very much appreciated. Cheers!

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  • March 19, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    So well put my friend, I hate moving but at some point you settle in and a new journey is born. I’ve moved my best friend, no joke 7 times in the past 10 years, it’s trying and uncomfortable at best, but now he is finally settled into his new home and life is good. Phyllis is right, all will look for guidance in your new endeavor. Good luck with your new place, and great piece as always.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed it. We’re still living out of boxes but everything will eventually settle down and we’ll be better off. Cheers!

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