Secret Yearnings

Secret Yearnings
Secret Yearnings

Found in the nurtured hub of capacity,
the wanting soul yearns expression,
even as fear swells and doubt holds back,
the want stirs and seeks a path,
and despite resistance and the rationale of reason,
the soul sees a compliant step,
an expression worth measure,
even though it may be a dream discarded.

Dreams within our means can be lost,
due to circumstance or further opportunity,
but the soul never forgets,
as the heart yearns all within possibility
but as yet not attained,
and so lost dreams may come back to haunt us,
remind us of our once passion,
our desire to find fulfilment in life.

My soul cries for my art of painting,
not yet satisfied with my foray,
and it lives within me,
a hole which must at some point be filled,
and I know it will, for it echoes in my mind,
my fathers hand guides it from the grave,
what he began, I to finish,
but time has not yet given space.

Art runs through my veins,
all my relatives, my ancestors: artists, musician,
and craftsmen of renown,
and I have seen their work,
felt their whispered words of encouragement,
yet words have beguiled me
and in later age my ability to focus
on two disciplines, somewhat inept.

So I work with images, photographs
to keep my eye keen and dress them
with words of beauty and meaning
to give them other wings to fly,
and that seems to satisfy my artistic yearnings,
bring two loves together
in a rather risqué relationship
of non-compliant monogamy.

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

3 thoughts on “Secret Yearnings

  • October 24, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    Deeply felt yearnings for a passion long held in limbo – this touches my heart and soul, for I, too, have such a passion that has not found its time to express. There is a time, a season, for your latent, passionate talent to emerge and grow, Tony. That special time is still to come. All you are focusing on now is drawing you to your skillful art of painting and that art will be as beautiful and emotive as your words of beauty, for your paintings will speak as much, if not more, than your writing. Your paintings will touch the hearts and emotions of all who embrace them. You are not one to leave this life unfulfilled. Many blessings to you. Take care.

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  • October 24, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    Thank you Phyllis, no I let no stone unturned. lol A failing or a blessing…not sure about that. But driven I remain. Eventually I will get back to art, for I miss it as I do music. But days are never long enough for this crazy soul and perhaps I’m trying to stuff too many lives into one. lol Thank you for your kind words. I wonder what will happen to TCE now than Ralph is stepping down? I hope someone has the passion to uphold it. X

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  • October 26, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    I cannot attest to your skill as an artist but as an artist who paints with words you are second to none my friend. You have a unique way with words to draw in almost any audience and keep them captivated. Nice work.

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