I Wish I Were, But I Am

I Wish I Were, But I Am
I Wish I Were, But I Am

I wish I were a leaf,
swept up in the warm embrace of a breeze,
and from there what I could see,
not just the hills from a tree top,
but beyond horizons, what life could be,
if I were a leaf, that free.

I wish I were a cloud,
so light and fragile, yet burgeoning white
and puffed up so proud,
overseeing life, filtered sunlight
my warmth of being,
all for the joy of seeing.

I wish I were an eagle, so majestic,
so agile and king of my domain,
freely soaring above life and land,
rivers and deserts in my command,
freedom my natural state of being,
a predator, gleaning days through crystal eyes.

I wish I were the sun, the life giver,
so relentless, empowering existence,
and proudly the cause of day and night,
the center of possibility,
as I lord over my minions,
both fear and adoration my blessing.

But I am neither force nor effect,
just a soul upon a planet,
looking up to the stars above,
wondering what place I am
in this eternal being, through eyes seeing
but one perspective, alone.

I wish I were an elemental being,
knowing just what I’m seeing,
when I cast my eyes over this endless conundrum,
this vision of manifest life,
the plan of which both strife and love,
confounds me.

Perhaps this one sided perspective is all I can,
to know that which is unknown,
is such a burden of want,
yet all I see are stars and eternity,
a blinding rendition of absurdity,
in a human mind.

I wish I were dead,
just to see life so fleeting,
just for a moment of meeting my fate,
and the secrets I await, so impatiently,
but life is where I belong, for now,
and wishing is just an esoteric bleating.

So I wish for nothing, just to be,
and hope I can know my single perspective,
be true to it and imagine others,
for its all I can do,
to see what I can see and be,
not waste time pursuing wonderment.

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
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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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 “I Wish I Were, But I Am

  • August 11, 2018 at 12:48 AM
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    We are in a state of ephemerality, some day to know and see all those wondrous things we long for. Beautiful verse with great imagery. Be at peace, dear poet. Take care.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Ah yes to see it all before us, what unfolds before us on the other side, what will be revealed? A question asked from the beginning of mankind. Just to even have a glimpse would soothe my yearning desire to know. But while were still here alive on this planet, we must make the best of our existence and let mother nature unfold before our eyes in so many wonderful ways. Even though there is a lot of bad in our world, there is so much good as well. I’m blessed to awaken with a smile on my face and happy to plant both feet securely on my bedroom floor, stretch, yawn and wonder what the day will unfold before me, what challenges. Nicely penned Tony.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed it Vincent, yes we all have to wait until this life is done before we discover what’s next. But as you say, this world is filled with beauty and discovery, Take care.

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