Love’s Struggle to Freedom Find Eternity

Love's Struggle to Freedom Find Eternity
Love’s Struggle to Freedom Find Eternity

It is you who haunt my darkest recesses,
a resounding that in familiarity wakes my soul,
that sweet countenance, as if from the shadows,
blesses light and makes me whole,
and yet what trepidation I feel,
if by chance your loss,
could take my very reason for life,
my soul resigned and sent aloft,
before my time is due.

How treacherous my bleeding heart,
how vulnerable in your presence,
wanting, desiring all you are,
for fear I lose a moment,
but a second from you I’m lost;
yet the ache does foresee a different me,
what I could become should you be gone,
and alas I fear my darkness
could rid my soul and overcome.

Tenuous, upon this tightrope,
each side a devastating fall,
yet on the rope in love with you,
transcends my fears and more;
if only I could stay hear upon this narrow line,
and balance in a perfect state,
our love so sweet, sublime,
could endure beyond the thoughts I hold,
the loss of you this broken heart, nothing could console.

So until I fall I am yours,
and only death can part us, temporarily,
for love binds beyond time,
beyond the mortal life,
when souls attuned find flight
among the stars,
and there I will be with you,
when lives and struggle is done,
melded together as one, in the belly of eternity.

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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

5 thoughts on “Love’s Struggle to Freedom Find Eternity

  • April 21, 2017 at 2:01 AM

    Such a beautiful rendering of a man struggling with love – loving yet fearful of loss. Great phrasing and excellent expression, Tony.

  • April 21, 2017 at 7:02 AM

    Thanks Phyllis, so pleased you enjoyed the work. take care my friend. I have finally set up my two new books, one released, the other in about a day. I’ll send you a copy of View From The Shed when I get them, beginning of June.

    • April 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM

      Wonderful news on your books, Tony. I saw notice in my email on the other book. I would like to order that also (on 5/3) – I bookmarked it so to remember. You can include a link to one book at the end of your posts.

  • July 31, 2017 at 12:27 AM


    I feel the struggle in your descriptive writing; I know and understand this feeling very well- the struggle to love completely, yet the fear of loss for someone so precious; so right.

    It’s amazing how you are able to cause your reader to actually feel, and experience, whatever you happen to be writing about, Tony. You are like a “Word-Whisperer”, or a “Word-Crafter”. It’s really astonishing, actually.

  • July 31, 2017 at 12:58 AM

    Quite a compliment Tamara, thank you so much. I’m just glad you connect and experience my thoughts so completely. Take care.


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