Perceptions of the Burden of Struggle

Perceptions of the Burden of Struggle
Perceptions of the Burden of Struggle

Struggle is the calling card of life,
for souls with potential to grow and understand,
and we may curse the limits of our world
within which troubles unfurl like autumn leaves to sunlight,
the burden of change too much to bare,
yet in change there is freedom and rebirth,
pain, our deliverance to higher thought
and broader perspective.

Strife is not retribution
but the consequence of ill-conceived paths,
mistakes that require understanding
and imbalances that need rectification,
for in learning our decisions acquire finesse,
an observance of our destined path
and the movements that assist our
ascension in thought.

A quietness of mind is the first step,
to review our decisions and the motivations behind them,
in this way we free ourselves from bias and past
to perceive life more wholly,
and to accept the cycles of learning as necessary,
not to be blamed but held with appreciation,
for they are our redemption and ascension
into higher realms of wisdom.

Life can be tiresome, our responsibilities
a heavy burden, yet in joy of acceptance,
they may change to something else,
a blueprint of decisions and movement that orchestrates
a life of acceptance and freedom,
freedom in our perception, not judgement but
a positive acceptance that transforms fear to joy,
and in that a settled heart, a quiet soul.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony DeLorger
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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 “Perceptions of the Burden of Struggle

  • March 25, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    I so relate to these thoughts, Tony – it is like they came from my own heart, but I could not put it in such beautiful words and phrasing as you do. You are a master of poetry and life lessons and I so admire that. Great work.

  • March 25, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    Too kind Phyllis, but greatly appreciated as it means so much coming from you. Enjoy the rest of your day dear friend.


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