The Ravages of Thought

The Ravages of Thought
The Ravages of Thought

Upon us, the ravages of thoughts,
aspiring within us to reign,
and we, the brunt of all our hopes,
to survive ourselves and
in sufferance, refrain from darkness.

The struggle is endless,
transpiring in every thought and breath,
as our hearts beat their own drum,
and try to remain implicit in belief,
for our own redemption.

Forever at odds with ourselves,
temptations and affirmations alike,
ever lead us to crisis points,
to the havoc in our lives,
for the distinction and direction of our plight.

Sometimes I just stand there,
motionless, as if frozen,
the thoughts within in battle,
the quandary drawn out, who knows
in what state I’ll be.

Then, as if released I come to life,
wondering what circumstance will derive,
whether catastrophe or right,
and the conflict is often hidden, not always aware,
I cringe with doubts, for what avalanche will appear.

For thoughts are precursors to life,
circumstances driven to be by ideas
often far from right,
and I must accept their judgement, their impulsive whims,
for tis me that suffers in consequence, their dreams.

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

4 thoughts on “The Ravages of Thought

  • May 3, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    Thoughts sure can run rampant at times. There are times when I try to battle thoughts that came from who knows where and hope they will just fade away to oblivion. Some thoughts can be rendered into horror stories, I guess. Great piece with expressive phrasing. Well done, Tony.

  • May 3, 2017 at 12:25 AM

    Yes, thoughts often arrive and we have no idea from where. Glad you related my friend. take care.

  • May 4, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    The power of thought is truly remarkable, and how we react to those thoughts can certainly determine outcomes. I often find myself in extreme moments of anxiety, all do to thought-creating a feeling of flight. Flight has created more problems than worth mentioning. I appreciate this piece on many levels, and it has reminded me to continue practicing the power of belief, reminding myself, I have the power to control the outcome of those thoughts, by changing my thinking, and knowing it will pass. Sorry for the novella comment, ha! Great piece! Love the cover of your new release, ‘Tales from the Inner Self’ Looks great!


  • May 4, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Much appreciated Mel, glad you related to this one. As soon as I get my first copies of the book I’ll get you postal address and send you one. Take care.


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