Our Gift to Life…the open door

Our Gift to Life...the open door
Our Gift to Life…the open door

What gift we bring to humanity,
is rarely thought,
our obsession with self
the expectation of what life puts before us,
but what do we bring to the table,
what worth are we to life,
a given purpose to leave life better
for our being here?

A question of profound thought,
a tact from a different source,
that we are a part of life,
so what part are we, and what value do we serve
in the circumstances we create,
our thoughts and actions to elevate life itself,
or do we just string along, haplessly
washed ashore in a fractious sea?

Life is to be lived, to be understood,
and waiting for it to happen
just a stance of non-interaction,
expectations without effort,
a pale and unimpassioned plea,
that gives no opportunity to lead,
to discover and follow a heart,
riding on the coat-tails of providence.

The more we give to life,
the greater our gift of experience,
and in that the more we learn
and understanding each moment in our hands,
to rise in mind and soul to secrets held,
epiphanies that transform us,
truth then does follow us
to impart its sacred meld.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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 “Our Gift to Life…the open door

  • January 3, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    I sometimes have similar thoughts Tony as to what exactly are we doing with our lives other than trying to achieve what is expected of us by the society..but if we could just break free from it, maybe our hearts would become broad enough to accommodate more selfless goals …thank you so much for sharing this thought provoking write..have a lovely day!!

    • January 3, 2017 at 7:18 PM

      Glad you see that Anjana, we are all so programmed to believe in systems and paradigms that are someone else’s and not always good for us. There is always compromise, but being aware is that important first step to true freedom. have a great day.

  • January 3, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Wonderful work, Tony. We must learn to give for the benefit of humanity, not just for ourselves. What a joy to know that a gift given in sincerity will make life better for all and we gain experience and knowledge of good will. Well done.

  • January 3, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    New you like this one Phyllis, its not a perspective many people consider. Glad you enjoyed it my friend. take care and enjoy your day.

  • January 6, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Life will be great when we give a look around us and see in what way we can help others. By giving, we get abundant happiness and joy. Great write, wisdom in your words.


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