Timeless the passage of rise and fall,
the changes that evolve in life’s adroit procession,
learning as we must, the antipathy of wrongs,
and in a compelled journey
we often sacrifice our hope and dreams
to better glean what is needed.
In such dismay we hold onto the known,
the ways with which we have so profoundly clung,
to in some way support a fragile ego,
less able to let go,
for its very core is at stake,
as fear drives us to walk narrow paths.
Yet our tribulations are swollen,
engorged by those fears of change,
the rearranging of stability so expected,
and the insecurity of losing control,
a panicked obsession, one that seems
too much to bear.
The unknown stalks us like prey,
as if a bloody ending awaits, an admission of decay,
but change itself is our savior,
our transforming circumstances of deliverance,
sated to grow in the shadow of knowledge,
of self discovery.
In retrospect we look back and question our fears,
see how they can delay the inevitable and create havoc,
as in resistance an imbalance to be remedied,
and often in harsh reproach,
as we wade through our choices
and realize our folly.
In life we so often strive toward something
or inversely run from something,
both an aversion of being present in the now,
which is not always easy within all our choices,
yet being wholly present is far more advantageous
in the scope of our consciousness.
Without fear ruling our thoughts,
we may accept whatever is placed before us
and focus completely on our choices
and their considered ramifications:
a far better scenario,
rather than the burden of effect.
In life we are meant to rise and fall,
as it is our learning process,
and accepting that is imperative,
as opposition creates chaos, circumstances
that demand recompense in balance,
and it is much easier to simply join the flow of life.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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