We Appeased, and Me

We Appeased


And so he rose up to himself,
that potential in wait,
and with shoulders back ascended the walls
he had built out of fear,
then, from his higher vantage point
he saw a different life,
a freedom unseen, a quality unrealised,
and fell to his knees,
beaten by his own hands,
and wondered why
his fallibility was so empowered.

Somewhere between the pain and joy,
between prison and flight,
between his failures and dreams
he found himself, his true essence,
and that spirit of truth
glimmered more than joy,
suffered more than pain,
yet it was his alone,
carved from his experiences
and between all that haunted him in dream,
a place where he could truly be,
his spirit being.

In that silent epiphany,
he walked the earth, no longer afraid,
and sought what cleansed his soul
not lined his pockets,
and that struggle with a world gone mad,
was hard and unforgiving,
yet its cast stones a pleasured knowing,
that he lived for his true self,
what life intended for him,
in the passage of time relentless,
under a warm and abiding sun.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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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

6 thoughts on “We Appeased, and Me

  • June 4, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Tony, I love this! I was going to say your opening lines “And so he rose up to himself,
    that potential in wait,” are so descriptive of exactly where he is in life, and that is true. Yet, the more I read, each phrase within the verse is very strong in regards to his spiritual growth and acceptance of self, the way he embraces his truths and who he is. Marvelous, beautiful work, Tony – very inspirational.

  • June 4, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, so pleased you enjoyed my expression. Thank you.

  • June 5, 2016 at 5:30 AM

    More good stuff, my friend. “that he lived for his true self, what life intended for him,” What more can anyone ask of life. The trick is to find exactly what life intended. So often we look in all the wrong places when the answer is right before us. Thank you for this writing.

  • June 5, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    A pleasure my friend, yes I agree, finding purpose isn’t easy, but when we do the rewards are far more than anything else. Take care.

  • June 5, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    This led you to Doctrines of non Compliance? To know thyself is the stepping stone to enlightment. So that he lived for his true self, truly a worthy discovery indeed. Well expressed as always my scholarly poetic friend.

  • June 5, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Yes, the two walked hand in hand as it often happens when you open a door and several works reveal them selves. Glad you enjoyed it Vincent, as I know you always understand my outpourings. Kindred spirits my friend.


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