Rickety Bridges and Devastating Falls

Rickety Bridges and Devastating Falls
Rickety Bridges and Devastating Falls

The minds sways
like a rope bridge over an abyss,
and each altercation, each obstacle
gives rise to unsteady feet
and unpredictable winds,
all of which we must abide
on our journey to the other side.

No risk no benefit in life,
for fear is our enemy,
the placater of will and intention,
and sacrifice, risking ourselves
and everything gives rise to possibility,
not measured but free
in the spheres of want.

Without forward movement,
we stagnate, we remain
in the known repetition of mundane life,
re-enacting the rituals
we think we so need for security,
in our hold on the past, good and bad,
all out of fear.

Freedom of the heart
implies finding what we want,
but instead, it is accepting what we don’t want
and working for what we do:
those are the choices of freedom,
and the appreciation of what is afforded us
in circumstance and learning.

Life is tough if we see it that way,
yet life can be easy in acceptance
if we so choose, it’s all about perspective,
investment and work,
and that’s how a life comes together,
delivering what we choose and burdening us
with no more than needed learning.

Every step is a choice,
every fall is a lesson, and ever rebound
the knowledge that we can do better,
and for that struggle and success,
happiness the result of the journey,
knowing that we tried.

Life in extremes is tumultuous,
rendering us often battered and forlorn,
yet it is our resilience
that defines our character, our soul,
and the more accepting of the process,
the easier we deal with life’s undulations,
the more we learn about ourselves.

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

8 thoughts on “Rickety Bridges and Devastating Falls

  • August 27, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Life, for sure, is an ongoing learning experience. The longer I live, the more attuned I get to the way and purpose of life. Great work, Tony. Take care. x

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  • August 28, 2018 at 12:32 AM
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    Thanks Phyllis, yes me too; age gives us a more detailed advantage in perspective and we appreciate things much more. Glad you enjoyed dear friend. Cheers!

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  • August 28, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    Great poem. Life is tough, it is a long winding road to discovering who we are and the purpose of our existence.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 11:51 PM
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    Tony, life is very much like a rickety rope bridge spanning a huge drop into an abyss. If we want to move ahead we have to be very brave and take one step at a time. Great job with this poem.

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  • August 31, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Excellent piece my friend. Enduring the hardships of life define us, making it across that rickety swaying bridge to the other side is what defines us. Defeating fear opens so many doorways.

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