Paths of Belief














The imperative of belief must rule a life
in the persuasion of decisions made,
and whether our belief right or wrong,
our paths are strewn with the remnants of broken truths;
and so we ensue in a world contending with truth,
perception’s eye subjective at best,
and our paths as true as our inconclusive beliefs.

What we believe then fashions our life with accuracy,
the rise and fall of truth in expression
our very paths in undulation,
and no matter our cause, our intentions,
the process of learning haunts our minds,
as it drags us through a mire
whose depth is determined by how far we are from right.

In surrendering to any belief,
we fall to its dogma, thus closing truths door,
and in its defense we fight with passion
to maintain our delusion of knowing,
thus keeping us from the smooth passages
of truth’s travail,
and the perspectives we so seek in our quest of ascension.

When we stand for truth in blind faith,
we have succumbed to its futile finite nature,
enclosing our lives with walls that inhibit not free,
and in knowing that nothing is finite we learn to be open,
learn to accept that truth evolves with our understanding of it,
and flag waving will not help,
for as we claim to be, we can be no more.

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

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