Avowed to Stand Alone

Avowed to Stand Alone
Avowed to Stand Alone

Avowed to stand alone,
let not others taint my stand,
in purity I seek to undermine the rhetoric
of lies so eloquent in demand,
so damning in hostility,
that the likes of me must reject
much of life’s authenticity,
just to keep my connection.

I could sit upon a mountain,
commune with life in silent bliss,
yet what would I stand for,
what change could I enlist,
so I write my heart upon a page,
defuse my angst and secret rage
to let purity flow through,
to allow me to turn another page.

Some may see self-indulgence,
a blinkered set of rules,
but intention proves the argument,
the heart to invested to lose,
and as time ebbs away,
and as age brings forth my weakened physical state,
I am blessed with fingers and a brain,
to write until time does ask me to resign, in a feeble wake.

Until then, my coast is clear,
my critics like dumb soundless echoes
of what they themselves may be,
and each time my pen rises, my heart opens,
each time my brain attends,
my souls commends the work,
so why would I question the very core
of what I am, my every quirk.

Who may listen, truly listen
to the words inspired,
allow truth to meld completely with a life,
to aspire to better thought, better ways to be,
when the world, so filled with bitterness,
cannot compromise or see,
what travesty exists,
what hatred has stripped off potential hearts.

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

5 thoughts on “Avowed to Stand Alone

  • October 31, 2018 at 12:38 AM
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    We gotta do what our heart and soul is at peace with. Well penned and very emotive piece, Tony. Take care dear one.

    Possible edit? Stanza 4, line 2 – I believe ‘critiques’ should be ‘critics’.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 1:40 AM
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    Glad you appreciated it Phyllis, and thanks for the oversight. Silly mistake. Cheers!

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  • November 1, 2018 at 1:43 AM
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    Thanks John, much appreciated my friend.

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  • November 4, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Most expressive. It takes all we can do each day just to keep on an even keel and find peace of mind.

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