Fear’s Reckoning

Fear's Reckoning
Fear’s Reckoning

Our present-day society, although greatly advanced through technology, has never seemed so lost. Both political and religious tensions continue to plague our spiritual advancement and still threaten an uncertain future. In truth, greed has replaced love as a paradigm to live by, most people unbeknownst following the capitalist ideal and the pursuit of wealth to secure a better life for family and society in the future. The sad reality is we have forsaken all that’s important in life: awareness, nature, art, creativity, family and above all love. Believing the rivalries of creed, religion and political persuasion, we have segregated ourselves out of fear, delivered by controlling administrations and leadership to achieve stability and obedience. When will it change? The following poem addresses these thoughts. Hope you enjoy it…

Fear’s Reckoning

When did compassion evaporate
and like a setting sun fall to a quenching sea,
one moment kindness soared
and then fell short of our believed needs,
our fears and judgement the curse of unity
as we in segregation, find ease?

When did the ideals fall
replaced by impenetrable walls,
our cursed minds so overwhelmed,
so brainwashed to believe we cannot save ourselves
and must rely on those fear-mongers,
who in truth, created it all?

Shallow the beat of my wanting heart,
lost in the paths set
by those who demand our complicity,
the leaders who enlist trust like a common spruiker,
and we in blind faith follow like sheep,
to the end of the world, to the end of our kind.

Where has all the beauty gone,
covered by a haze of grey and toxic smog,
waters choked with plastic, salt pans rising,
greed our greatest love,
and all for the acceptance of a contentious mind,
when, our human trust falls to fear’s reckoning?

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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
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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

4 thoughts on “Fear’s Reckoning

  • May 22, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    A wonderfully described, but disturbing reality presented in this poem, Tony. It is a subject that concerns me greatly and I have often tried to bring awareness to through my writing as well.

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    • May 22, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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      Thanks, John, yes it just doesn’t go away. Society has changed and so have people in response to it. What’s is happening in the world and here is unbelievable on many levels and all we can really do is do our best personally and hope others wake up and join us. Cheers!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Sadly it is all too true that humanity has forgotten all those most important things in life, “above all, love.” Very well written work, Tony. This is yet another piece or yours I will pass on to my grandson. He visits me often to talk about life. This kind of work helps me to help him become aware of so much for his spiritual growth. Thank you for writing and sharing this.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Always a pleasure, Phyllis. Yes, the world is in a mess and unfortunately is going to get worse before better. Climate problems are just the tip of the iceberg. We may not see it but our children will and that scares me for their future. Take care, dear friend.

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