To All the Souls I Know

To All the Souls I Know
To All the Souls I Know

How far must a heart endure
the pain of its own salubrity and willingness,
to bare itself in love’s embrace so completely
that downtrodden I become,
when fickle natures and river’s run its course,
yet can I change this truthfulness inside,
upon a sleeve I cannot hide my truth,
and so I carry on, a despairing ruse,
a cycle I can no longer abide.

Alone I am, alone from loves fanciful dream,
fairy-tale schemes I’ve tried and lost,
expectations so crushed at cost
that happiness finds me elsewhere,
so can it be the insincerity that repeals my reason,
finds comfort in other seasons,
not burned but reality accessed and accepted,
my expectations have never matched a lover,
love to wane, a human game.

Love I share with many, unconditional some,
but heart-felt those who remain,
as giving and kindness is the sweetest refrain in life,
but lovers dig too deep, extort and reap
their own gains, or false security is played
while betrayal just antiquates the deal,
and I cannot abide the steal,
the heartbreak parade woven into life so dramatically,
my blood just drains away.

A cynic perhaps, but more like reality observed,
when souls of self-interest unfurl their sleeping bags
and promise words of sobriety
to be so drunk so soon after,
that I wonder what promise loving words do have,
given in the trance of wide-eyed fantasy,
all about self-fulfillment,
not a candidacy for the cause,
a love woven in an eternal tryst by law.

So, I care not being alone,
for love flows freely in my soul’s ease,
no contentions or on and off suspensions of some game,
and I not willing to tame any shrew,
none that I’ve seen of worth to me,
to imbue my life with anything more than I have already;
so steady I am in my perfect single world,
where sharing is my choice,
loving is my voice to all those souls I know.

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
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore
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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 “To All the Souls I Know

  • May 6, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    A loving voice it is. Very firm affirmation and well written, Tony.

    I spent the most the afternoon and evening yesterday working with a Norton agent to fix my computer. I had lost everything and after hours got it all back. So, now I have some ‘catch up’ to do.

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