Captured By Our Thoughts

Captured By Our Thoughts
Captured By Our Thoughts

Delicate the thoughts that capture us,
siren calls that mesmerize,
and lead a mind to imagination,
possibilities not yet manifest,
and so beguiling these thoughts are,
they become a focus,
and linger like a mist upon our shores,
no sight complete
without its veiled reminder.

Are they wants, dreams unfulfilled,
or just fleeting considerations
grasped for all they offer,
but regardless of their beginnings,
they endure and color all else,
as we procure their desires,
bring them closer to being,
as we weave them into life,
discover if they are all they seem.

Fixated we may become,
a seed that becomes a mighty tree,
and no matter what we do,
it looms over life, we in the shade of its being,
and then thoughts become imprisonment,
too big to be contained,
and we its dutiful slavery,
are truly bound by its time
and pain.

So it is far less of a burden,
to find balance in what we think,
our needs and aspirations may be pathways
but never take us to the brink of excess,
where we are the pawn of our wants,
where control has left us dry,
and we wonder how we got here,
what we’ve lost at such a cost
of all we thought was right.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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 “Captured By Our Thoughts

  • June 5, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Great work, Tony. Some thoughts do linger as we “weave them into our life”. Minds are always active and thoughts which continue in focus do need attention till they settle into the center of our being. Lots to ponder here. Well done, Tony.

  • June 5, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    I like this piece a lot Tony – ironic that all I can say is that, “it made me think…” I’m still pondering some of it – especially the last part where you tell how easy it is to go “middle of the road” or find balance in what we think, yet show how the constraints of living can stretch this road to one that is so much wider.

  • June 5, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    I guess that’s the point, to think about how we accept things, and to possibly gain a broader perspective. Glad you liked it Ralph. Hope you had a great birthday and opal hunt. Cheers!

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