Whole in the Light of Truth

Whole in the Light of Truth
Whole in the Light of Truth

Eloquent the dialogue,
the rendered words of balanced twain:
one the smile of trust indulged,
the other from the demon’s lips absolved
of all the sway and mesmeric gain,
in seeking to disarm.

Harsh words or revealed intentions
could break this spell, yet he is
what he is, gutter smart in attention,
and intuitive in the swell of his purpose,
and that is his control,
his darkened damning soul.

I watch him duck and weave,
I see his mind in elusive speed
redact and parry in perfectly timed precision,
and wonder how this forsaken soul
can be so gifted in revision of his fleet-footed guile,
so adaptable, always ahead by a mile.

A hand upon the shoulder,
a warm and caring reminder of his support,
yet underneath bequeathed to him the devils own,
his path of sin to bring you to the fold,
and mold you in his image,
enlist your waning soul.

Yet in the turning I see a subtle nuance,
a thought absconded from the whole,
from where this demon comes
is not straight forward,
so I delve inward, in search for more,
the real devil please step forward.

And as I watch him beguile his way,
with painted lies and compromise,
I see but a reflection of the soul he pursues,
and that is my final clue, that devil is with you,
it comes from within, innate in sin,
and wants nothing more but let loose.

Here was I seeking other plains,
blaming demons from fiery depths,
when all along it sits deep within us,
awaiting opportunity to rise,
to compromise our lives with sin,
find expression and be tainted by our very core.

I see now, we are consciousness,
thoughts amass and create,
advise and mediate our world,
what we see and do not, our own choices,
and sin like purity is tainted by imperfection,
each one rivaling to stay, each one at play.

We may hold onto to morality,
choose one state above another,
but we cannot deny the demon within,
it lives as does love, in potential,
and blame anything other than ourselves, pointless,
for here in our core, in our heart is the beginning and end.

What we choose in the middle
is simply ours to defend,
and recognition a step forward in clarity and choice,
when we know who we are, in darkness and light,
yet choose a life that fits within our soul,
that makes us whole, in the light of truth.

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 “Whole in the Light of Truth

  • July 20, 2018 at 1:52 AM
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    We all have that dark side, the one we prefer not to acknowledge. Yet, validate and accept we must, even embrace it – for without it we would not find our balance. Excellent work, Tony. Take care.

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  • July 20, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    Yes indeed Phyllis, I agree about the dark side being in every single one of us. We just don’t know when it’s going to manifest itself. I’ve dealt with not only my own demons but with others as well and found the best thing to do is avoid them. The demons within surface in so many ways and don’t ever be fooled by self righteousness. I was part of a community of so called religious people years back and soon found that they often are wolves in sheep clothing. Once away from the church, they can be as demonic and sinful as any sinner could be. I walked away from religion when I found hypocrisy rampant in the fold. True about balance, we fight between good and evil every day. Staying focused on the good in life and always going forward towards the light to reach the mark is my goal. Yet much of my work brings out the devils work in my youth, teen and adult life. I struggled with it most of my life, it’s only the past 20 years that I’ve learned to control those dark forces, yet not in my writings. Well written my friend, let’s keep striving for the light. Peace comes from within.

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  • July 20, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    Most appreciated and generous in you response Vincent. Its a subject we are all familiar with and we have all experienced our own demons at times. Glad you appreciated the piece. Take care

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