An Ambiguous Morality

An Ambiguity of Morality
An Ambiguous Morality

What more must I say,
life is an irony unto itself,
as we forge ideals that cannot be met,
paint dreams that cannot come true,
and live in contradiction of ourselves,
for our incapacity to realize
what we feel we should.

We strive for perfection,
follow well intended paths of hope,
to come undone because just one single doubt,
is but that one weak brick in a wall
that cannot do anything but fall,
and we, so driven to win,
lose hope and everything.

The path is straight,
but truth does change in perspective,
and we fall short, split into tangents,
and in the end,
we may turn around those ideals so true,
to face another direction, and in justification, reel.

The love we so pushed forward
turns to contention,
a necessary path to curb further hatred and descent,
and suddenly direction is like a compass at the pole,
spinning like a top, yet what is right,
what line does not waver,
and is right then a matter of balance not truth?

What truly do I stand for,
if not a decision of balance,
what is right for all not just one,
a pendulum swing of life and death
that burden’s a soul,
yet one must decide what is best
within all we know and in morals attest,
to make the right decision.

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

2 thoughts on “An Ambiguous Morality

  • November 13, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    We trod along our path making one decision after another, often not knowing if a decision is right. What else can we do but the best we can at the moment? Doubts are usually thrown at us from without, but we listen to them. Faith in Self will sustain us. Very well penned phrases to ponder, Tony.

  • November 13, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, glad it made you think. I just suddenly thought how morality is so manipulated in the maintaining of it, and how we end up doing things we thought we wouldn’t. Cheers!


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