This Constant Ache, My Life

This Constant Ache, My Life
This Constant Ache, My Life


Too much, too deep, never-ending,
and how much can I bare,
when breath is but alternate to this fare,
this endless affront, one into another,
this feeling like I’m smothering
beneath my own afflictions.

I’m racing ever pacing myself to keep up,
yet the tangents that take me whole,
leave me not done with all I’m sold,
and finish I can never,
the ride of my endeavors
is more a torrid brush with death.

When pray tell is silence,
a quiet moment to take stock and ease,
that pressured flow of blood that keeps me
in this earthly tease, this movement unrelenting,
on some known heading, that often escapes my
destined path for me to see?

Rest is all I ask,
not disaster and then the aftermath,
just a lack of drama, my unrelenting karma,
that neither helps nor construes to set me free,
so please, give this soul a break,
relieve me from this constant ache, my life.

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 “This Constant Ache, My Life

  • December 4, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    A well written poem with indications of hopelessness. That is rather worrisome, Tony. I do hope it is just a well written poem and nothing deeper.

    • December 5, 2016 at 7:36 PM

      It was written for someone else who’s going through a hard time and it was in recognition of that I wrote this. Cheers!

  • December 4, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    This is painful Tony..a poem filled with words of emotive as always though i do hope and pray that this is no way personal..thank you so much for sharing..

  • December 5, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    No Anjana, written for someone else who’s having a hard time of it. Recognition often helps when people feel overwhelmed. Glad you appreciated it.


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