Freedom Beckons, Past Taints…outmoded thinking

Freedom Beckons, Past Taints

Freedom from past
Freedom from Past

Freedom beckons
even the most untroubled heart,
for tis freedom within
that is expressed outwardly,
but an unencumbered soul is no easy feat,
as we are the grand collectors
of the ever tipping scales of experience.

And who among us can be so clean,
as to not carry a whisper of past,
not feel those fears that taught us,
those loves that beguiled us
and those possibilities that ended wrongly;
for we are the sum of all we have been,
and if freedom we do not find,
then we amass burden.

Freedom within is a serene understanding,
that time is the evolving of souls,
in learning not hoarding extremes,
and when we release the past,
whether seen as good or bad,
we renew life and freedom indeed
releases us from outmoded thought,
and expectation.

The past is a shadow, nothing more,
it may exist in our mind,
but in reality only a reflection of who we once were,
not at all related to now,
and in that, why would we invest our time in a ghost,
a memory of sensual intensity
now dust on a once relevant wind.

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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “Freedom Beckons, Past Taints…outmoded thinking

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Very inspiring collection of thoughts, Tony. The past can certainly pull us down. When we can let go and let it be then we encounter freedom. Very well stated epistle.

  • August 11, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Freedom, I want that. 🙂 As always, you are so very right and this expression always gets me, as I know it to be true, and still struggle. I am well reminded here, of the possibility of a life–forward. Thank you.


  • August 11, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Glad you related, its not easy to find that peace within and the freedom it offers. We all can become so attached to the past and what has happened to us, it taints all of our experiences and thus creates a future less than expected. Its not easy but we must have our quiet times, where we can balance and find that place within that offers us real freedom in acceptance and awareness. Take care.


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