I Choose

I Choose














Tony DeLorger © 2016

I choose, the most damning admission of all,
the sea parted, to know what lay beneath,
the truth that none shall dissuade or disprove,
the bottom line, the blameless reality,
that circumstance is by our hand, alone,
and the burden ours to carry.

We squirm so vehemently,
the victim robes too much to bare,
so we try to placate the truth and blame,
and play victim to a world that simply doesn’t care,
for we contrive to win by any means and when we fall,
it could not be our aspiring fault, surely.

We choose and take responsibility for choice,
clean and simple, an inspiration of truth,
yet who accepts it, when someone else could bear the burden,
be the fall guy, the reason of our demise,
and we clean-skinned, beyond reproach,
ardent folk of aspiration and righteous thought, remain.

Responsibility is not a burden but our right,
the exhalation of our given breath,
a part of our own balance in life, like black and white,
choice and responsibility, hand in hand,
and if not realised, circumstances of imbalance plague us,
until we face acceptance of our choices.

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 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 “I Choose

  • May 20, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    Taking responsibility for our own actions is not always easy, but when we do it sure gives us a different outlook on situations. Very well penned, Tony.

  • May 20, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, yes when we take responsibility we don’t blame and come to terms with who we are, warts and all. It’s a far better life than living in delusion. Cheers!

  • May 21, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    It’s taken a long time for me. But I’ve finally learned to accept responsibility for my actions whether good or bad. If not they will haunt us to our graves and possibly beyond. And like Phyllis said. Actions speak stronger than words. Very true.

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