Inevitably founded within my mind
a sense of morality, of right and wrong,
so entrenched in my being
by a mother whose belief was not religious
yet so stoically felt.
It was her words and actions
that defined my thoughts,
I can still hear her support echo, even now,
and it reminds me her intentions were pure
and her ideals worth everything.
Morality may be a religious convention,
but to me it is far more,
a spiritual connection to life, and with understanding
what’s right and what’s wrong
are just steps to a harmonious life.
It is a predilection within me,
a held belief from which I cannot stray,
for they are my parameters,
my expectations of myself in life,
kindness and honesty held closely despite the world.
I have tried to be a bad boy
just for the hell of it,
and each time it rebounds badly,
and I realise we cannot be what we are not,
so morality sits like an edifice within, and I abide its limits.
My life has been in search of truth,
to verify what has been seeded within,
and experience tells me life far easier and gratifying
when we treat all things in a righteous manner,
and kindness echoes relentlessly behind a smile.
This path began with my mother’s words,
and I have carried that on through my own children,
for this world needs compassion and understanding,
kindness and sharing a far better outcome,
for our lives and the future of humanity.
We each have a part to play in a change
that will transform the world,
upholding morality and living a life of kindness,
transformative beyond expectation,
and the more of us who adopt this life,
the faster the change.
Tony DeLorger © 2018