I Am a Monk of Sorts

I Am a Monk of Sorts
I Am a Monk of Sorts

I am a monk, a devotee of inner peace,
and life is simplicity, as close as I can get to it,
my conscious mind in reverence to life,
my prayers to that inner divinity,
a passage of cleansing I abide,
and my time in God’s grace,
writing from a soul, open to sharing.

I struggled to be other people,
husband, father, worker, citizen,
yet all in welcomed responsibility,
left me short of who I am,
and that conundrum was solved by poetry,
a stream of truth from a soul wanting:
and so I am a monk.

I live in silence, I live in thought,
I strive for beauty’s embrace in all I see
and so I sate, leaving no stone unturned,
and write my blood upon a page
regardless of implications of my stage of life,
to pacify all that I could not right,
all I could not forsake.

I explore the journey, the eternity of my soul,
past and future whole,
and learn the flaws that sought
to undermine myself, and more,
when I lived in the human world of lies,
the illusions that so corrupt life at the brink,
now I am an observer.

I am apart yet still walk the streets,
another perspective drives my sight,
a light not known before,
as life and I restore a common ground,
so I may be who I am without the sham of covert life,
instead I am rife with human life
yet a monk in quiet repose.

Hiding infers being removed
from something or someone,
yet I do not, simply choose serenity of heart,
and connections only with kind souls as I in flight,
to uplift this plight of silence,
this devotion to higher thoughts;
yes, I finally accept, I am a monk of sorts.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger
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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

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