If I Were Free from Humanity

If I Were Free from Humanity
If I Were Free from Humanity

If I were cloud in diaphanous state,
I’d climb to the edge of the world,
where light and darkness interplay,
I’d peer into the eternal night,
and as I drifted, no longer bound,
my eyes a plethora of visions,
I’d seek out lights in distant plights,
just to know my right of living.

If I were a bird of song and joy,
I’d find the tallest tree on earth,
and on the tallest bow I’d make my home,
just to see the world beneath,
and each morn I would sing my songs,
to announce the coming day,
and in joyous melody I would entice
the world to rise and play.

If I were a stone, all smoothed from wear,
I’d sit upon a brooks sandy floor,
and feel the waters run over me,
just to know how honed I am,
and as the days and nights in cycles rise and fall,
I’d watch with pleasured knowing,
that my journey has been worthwhile,
and in stillness I am more.

If I were an animal of simple instincts and life,
I’d look to nature’s manifest,
to know the purpose and meaning
and to understand my plight,
and I’d question why people choose to end my life,
to suck upon my bones,
to disregard the life I am,
and to nature be disowned.

If I were a plant in a forest vast,
I’d know the meaning of sharing,
I’d suckle life and propagate,
and connect with all to permeate the world as one,
and I’d dance amid the sunlight,
as I grew strong and broad and free,
and sigh as sun does relent to night,
to its cool and restful refrain.

If I were a human,
a lowly human being,
I’d question why we destroy so much,
just to satisfy our dreams,
why we kill and destroy nature’s work,
so carelessly without regret,
and why of all life we hate,
as nothing else understands this fate, bereft.

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

2 thoughts on “If I Were Free from Humanity

  • January 5, 2017 at 3:26 AM

    Deep thoughts, profound ! To enter into the another being and feel the desires of that soul, what a beautiful experience. Great phrasing, Tony. I like them all – the stone is my favorite. I love this verse of how life would be in a different existence. Humanity is supposedly of higher intelligence (?), it sure does not seem like it, does it? Fantastic work, Tony.

    Relating to your finding on the tree bark being kept alive by its descendant: I was listening to a radio program on a discussion of a book by Matt Wilkinson, title ‘Restless Creatures’. It is about the consciousness of trees, plants, bees, insects, etc. Very very interesting and I thought you would like to check into that book. It is amazing. I am still astounded by what you told me about that tree and how trees communicate with each other through the bark. This subject has really stirred my mind into wanting to learn more.

  • January 5, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Yes me two Phyllis, I always thoughts trees particularly had a connection with us; I always hug trees and feel their energy. After all they give us life, with oxygen. So glad you appreciated the thoughts. take care.


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