The Cycle of Rise and Fall

The Cycle of Rise and Fall
The Cycle of Rise and Fall

Fading life like ebbing tides
reflections of the state of being we call life,
yet as the tide knows,
when all is receded into that vast core of existence,
so it returns in flow to reunite the shore.

And smile that sea, for all it knows,
life a transient being but in iterative fashion
precludes the fall,
and we like a leaf afloat the tide,
abide this cycle, many lives and more.

Death, a fading of attachment,
an acceptance of this flow,
where we in soul’s attire will know
one step more, a shadow into light,
where new possibilities avail our sight.

As we cross from one shore to another,
souls we know to guide us,
lead us through a path we already know,
so many times before have trodden
as we find that glow within, that source.

Then standing on a distant shore
we face beginnings, learning and striving to be better,
and know not each gift given,
but stirring within, those souls already given,
linger in our hearts.

Often they return in different form,
familiar souls sharing once again this path,
and together we prevail, overcome
and grow in love’s embrace,
the world transformed to challenge us.

On a bed of cloud we stare into the heavens,
life slipping from our grasp,
and at that moment we feel a profound peace,
as our shell falls from grace
and we are delivered to a heart-felt freedom.

Given the stakes of our last life,
the sacrifices, the love and growth innate,
a new life awaits to deliver us closer to our potential,
and so the cycle continues, the rise and fall,
the beauty we discover in life’s call.

And in each life we meet strangers,
not strangers at all,
and know in our hearts they are family,
on this long journey of existence,
and with heart aglow we follow our chosen paths,
within the peace and sublime serenity of love.

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

4 thoughts on “The Cycle of Rise and Fall

  • July 14, 2018 at 11:34 PM
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    Glorious beauty with sentiments from your heart and soul, Tony. Such a joy to read. Well done, dear poet. Take care.

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  • July 14, 2018 at 11:39 PM
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    So glad you appreciated this Phyllis, death is such a concern for some, but just another step for others. Take care.

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  • July 16, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Beautifully articulated in serene peace Tony. I like you believe in the cycle of life, reincarnation, most of our body is formed by atoms, stardust, water and bacteria. From the Universe we come, back to it we will be return to be re articulated into something, possibly another human being or species here on earth or elsewhere. That’s why you and many of us don’t fear death, we live our lives without fear, but with great hope and expectations of renewal. For the time we have been granted on this plane, we as writers must continue to express and share our innermost thoughts to the world. Some of us are fortunate to be given that opportunity through our poetry. Your expression here is a delight of beautiful form. Well penned my poetic friend, truly enjoyable to read.

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  • July 17, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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    Thank you Vincent, I’m so glad you enjoy my work. We are similar in many ways, what we love and our art in expressing it. Take care dear poet.

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