A Word-Smith

A Word-Smith
A Word-Smith

Only a poet understands the pickle his or her life has become. We are observers, scrutineers, truth seekers and bound within the silken threads of language. Our thought processes are unlike others and often at arms-length, virtually unattainable as far as human logic goes. Often we can be pariahs, self-imposed outcasts from a society who for the most part have been disenfranchised from much artistic and creative endeavour.

The sentient mind these days is more concerned with mortgage payments and shiny cars. Sad, but I digress. Who we are and what we are is important, not just outwardly but spiritually, as we in our expression, hold onto what in essence we are: spiritual beings in learning and growth. Poetry, for all its loss in value from society’s perspective, is holding onto what we are in potential, and that is beyond important.

This poem is just an affirmation of what I believe to be our place and importance in the stream of creative thought. Hope you enjoy it.

A Word-Smith
Tony DeLorger © 2019

I am but a word-smith,
a being attuned to language,
an angel, beast and lunatic,
consumed by expression
and the outpouring of all I am
upon a blank page.

Most people do not understand,
cannot see my need,
and so lunatic most taken as truth,
the very seed from which I grow,
yet I am of intention too,
an open book in sharing.

My eyes may see no more,
my heart may know not more,
but my pens sees more than both,
and in that hope, I remain,
being true to name and pen, my troth.

The bard is a messenger,
no pious soothsayer or leader,
simply a conduit for truth and beauty
an open book in continuity
of what life, through experience, offers.

No adoration or notoriety needed,
just the reading and perhaps truth heeded,
is all the messenger can expect,
after all, we are reflections alone
of possibility, what may be sewn into being.

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

7 thoughts on “A Word-Smith

  • April 28, 2019 at 2:23 AM
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    Remarkable, a classic, memorable piece to be included in the halls of great poets. You just get better every year, Tony. I love it!

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  • April 28, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Thank you so much, Phyllis, so pleased you enjoyed my thoughts and expression. Take care dear friend.

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  • April 29, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    I too am but a humble word smith….the poet must create poetry, even if only for the sake of creating it. Thanks for sharing you angelic, beastly, lunatic – we sure do miss you being around TCE

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  • April 29, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    Thanks, Ralph, glad you enjoyed and its always good to drop by for a while. Cheers!

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  • May 1, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    Yes, Tony, you certainy are wordsmith. I you be seen as a lunatic so be it, so am I, and proud of it. We poets simply do what we were created to do, whether embraced by society or not. Great poem.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    Much appreciated John, yes, we must do what we must do, regardless. Cheers mate, hope all is well up north. Take care.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    Lunatics together I hope. Nothing like a community of them. I enjoyed your poem and feel I am on the same path. I hope you are well. Jamie

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