The Soul of Dream’s Malaise

The Soul of Dream's Malaise
The Soul of Dream’s Malaise

With whom do I write, my muse,
my deep inner plight resounding,
or am I connected to a cosmic stream,
where all knowledge and insight burgeons
like the pristine summer clouds
that so take my imagination?

Am I indeed alone, sitting and tapping away,
as my heart gently decays and time swallows hard,
the older I get the less scope to vet,
as minds wonder, seeking beauty unknown,
and prone I am still to love’s cry,
the yearning never quells?

I feel the flow, the soft undulations
and thought manifests so beguilingly
to still find my ardor,
never ending, this need to write,
to unclothe a soul pleading naked,
in lights harsh scrutiny, despite the vulnerability.

How placid my intention,
ego bedded and quietly dreaming,
scheming for a more prominent place,
but what use I ponder, for that,
never brought me one iota of bliss,
just the kiss of death, the contentions of human life.

So quietly poised I sit, fingers equipped
to stroke this pad of keys,
find truth amid the fallen leaves of autumn,
and when spring arise no compromise of growth,
a wild and beauteous vote of thanks
to mother’s ever caring soul.

And as skies attest to eternal wishes,
mine thrives among the dishes not yet washed,
as my mind never leaves the page,
and chained I am to the sage of truth’s resound,
echoing what I know and have bound my views,
as life ensues its constant beat.

A poet I am, no denying,
and my crying state too broken to mediate
the day to day, the moment to moment bridges
I must build to accommodate my resolutions of past,
as I write my heart upon pages clean,
embedded with a soul of dream’s malaise.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “The Soul of Dream’s Malaise

  • September 3, 2018 at 6:16 AM

    never ending, this need to write,
    to unclothe a soul pleading naked,
    in lights harsh scrutiny, despite the vulnerability.

    To be confined to the keyboard is oft not a blessing but a curse my friend. We must find time to go out among the living to refuel and re-charge our living souls. To walk among others, feel their vibes, listen to their bantering, hear the noises and sounds around us of the living world. Then we come back re-charged and ready to face that white blank page once more staring us in our faces. Waiting for us to fill it’s page and make it come alive once more with our own reflections of life’s many malaise. We cry, yell and scream at times within our souls as we pen, knowing that only us being poets have that gift to move and stir others with our own miseries, frustrations, longing, beauty, ugliness that confronts our own thoughts on a daily basis, sometimes consuming our very souls. Well penned my friend, always a stirring write from you. Cheers

  • September 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Thanks, Vincent, yes we need to connect with the world that feeds us, but as you say it is both blessing and curse, this thing we do. So pleased you enjoyed the work, my friend. take care.


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