A poem of self-affirmation…

Self-Affirmation…believing in yourself

Affirmation, self-belief…

Fall I might, to the temptations,
yet never my soul, my core,
as darkness is an oil upon my water,
and weak I may be at times of low,
but I know I am no sinner,
just a learning soul, not yet whole,
but seeking love’s embrace.

Imperfect I am, and in sorrow I fail myself,
yet I can forgive the ignorance,
if I become less ignorant,
listen to my inner voice,
my forebear’s echoing
to let me know I have potential,
and the power to discern a righteous path.

I know hatred a vile state,
as I accept love our greatest feat,
to heal our mistakes and fears,
our perceptions so maligned by earthly tears,
and so I hold on,
in knowledge of better days
and better ways to live, in gratitude.

I try and often fail,
but that is learning I must accept,
and not berate myself for needing knowledge,
rather accept my ineptitude and believe in promise,
a potential innate, that can deliver me,
to all I want to be,
regardless whether anyone else agrees.

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 “Self-Affirmation

  • December 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Well, I certainly agree, Tony. You have all you need within to be all you can be and have achieved remarkable growth in life, intellectually and spiritually. You have an endearing talent and wisdom that will endure through time. Beautiful verse in acceptance of Self.

  • December 10, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    I am a great admirer of your concepts on life because they ring so true and sincere to me…to accept ourself with all our imperfectations, trying to improve constantly and not pledging our dignity to please anyone are a few of the achievable goals we can set for ourselves..thank you so much for sharing your words of wisdom..

  • December 10, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Much appreciated Ajnana, so pleased you relate to my thoughts and my ideals. We are all on this journey, and sharing to me is how we all learn from one another. take care.

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