Are We Worthy?














The quintessence of love’s sweet refrain,
enamors all in nature’s reign,
aligned within a purposeful omniscient mind,
for all that is and was and will be, sublime.

For our fleeting life and view,
is but a blink within reality forging the new,
so many tangents of spouting, virile life,
so many planes of an existence plight.

Yet we are so drawn to our own fate,
so blinded to all that life and love permeates,
and in our petty wills and striving,
we lose ourselves, our souls barely surviving.

For contention is the mask of sentient fear,
inherent perhaps but in manifest a source of endless tears,
and no closer we find ourselves to meaning, purpose,
when narrow perspective limits life and service.

If we cannot abide by love’s grace,
what hope in an endless universe can we take,
if we cannot find love and respect for one another,
what place do we have in an existence we smother.

What worth from another world view, are we humans,
when death and hatred dominates our purpose,
and do we deserve to be within an existence,
when all we demonstrate is perpetual resistance?

Humanity, stricken with evil intentions,
shows little potential, little hope of ascension,
our warring and persecution a base primal urge,
that has no place in an evolving race,
the wrongs to be purged.

Whoever watches with interest and hope,
must surely be tempted to end our short rope,
for who can see the chance of peace,
the reconciliation of our species,
the redemption of sins, our souls released?

Tony DeLorger
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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

8 thoughts on “Are We Worthy?

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Oh, I love the message permeating through this well-written poem, Tony. Will man ever learn to b accountable for his actions? Wonderful rhyme scheme too.

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Thanks John, glad you appreciated it. It has become a repeated theme in my work, simply because it seems to be more and more poignant in today’s world. Cheers my friend.

  • April 27, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Hi Tony,

    I just joined the site, and I’m taking some time to read the authors here.I’m glad I stopped by your page because it was truly a treat. I’m not much of a poet, but I appreciate so much those who are. Thank you for sharing this piece with your readers.

    • April 27, 2016 at 1:37 PM

      Thank you William, welcome and hope you enjoy the site and all the artistry here. Appreciate your kind words. Cheers!

  • April 27, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Tony our last stanza summed up your entire plight of life itself, what is the meaning of it all? where does it end? how do we make the change for betterment and survival of our species? Mankind has struggled with existence since the dawning of light. Each generation before us brought us closer to the brink we are at now. What an unfortunate legacy mankind has left each generation that followed. We are no different, we are leaving a very sad mother earth to our inheritors. You and I will not live through the worst that is yet to come, so let’s leave our mark in as much a positive vein as we can. This world as we know it now is a dying one. Will it take a “Revolution” to alter it’s course, I don’t know as there is so much bloodshed going on all around the globe now, will it make a difference or just add to the agony of still a DYING WORLD.

  • April 27, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    All questions without answers Vincent, but my heart keeps driving me to state the obvious in the hope that people listen and at least try to make a difference in their own lives. Thank you my friend.

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    So much you have expressed in this poem, Tony. The stanza

    “If we cannot abide by love’s grace,
    what hope in an endless universe can we take,
    if we cannot find love and respect for one another,
    what place do we have in an existence we smother.”

    is so strong and so “spot on”. Your entire poem is timeless and so important for humanity. Thank you for sharing.

  • April 28, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    Very kind words Phyllis, and much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed my thoughts and expression. Take care.


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