To Bear the Plight of Growth

To Bear the Plight of Growth
To Bear the Plight of Growth

Bear the weight….

What falls from heaven
into the realm of men,
is tainted by the shadows there,
for what beauty can in time translate,
is so often never sated,
just blindly misconstrued.

Little heaven manifests on earth,
its base intentions so disconcert,
and angels fear the darkness here,
only few will remain to ensure our care,
as the blight so overwhelming,
faith long lost, suspending.

Yet through eyes of compassion,
life may seem redeeming,
kindness not lost as all,
just veiled by the scheming
of heartless shallow fools dreaming
to control what life has in store.

When we in daily breath,
find kindness and in fellow souls
address that connection we have as one,
souls all fragments of the sun,
we learn that hope lives on,
and love can save the basest earth from itself.

Heaven can live on earth
if we accept the limits of our birth,
and aspire to the truth of love,
and soulless greed our races run,
just know that we are worth the fight,
to share with one another and bear the plight of growth.

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 “To Bear the Plight of Growth

  • July 31, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    It is so true that with the truth of love we can bear (bare?) the plight of growth, Tony. Thank you for writing this, it is very meaningful for me. Love can save so much in connecting with other souls, restoring, strengthening. I so needed to hear this inspirational message today. Great work, wonderful life lesson, dear friend. Hugs

  • July 31, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Glad it was what you needed to read today, and thanks for bringing my attention to a simple but monumental mistake. Much appreciated

  • July 31, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    Tony your last stanza clinches it for me. Earth is all we have, what we do here to it or to our fellow man very likely follows us into our next life. We must love one another and strive to leave a footprint of our kindness in many ways as our legacy. It’s a very inspiration piece my friend, I too am moved by it. I’m happy that Phyllis was touched and she was inspired by your work. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise all of your work sends forth a message of some kind or another. Bravo, well done.

  • July 31, 2017 at 9:11 PM

    Thanks Vincent, glad you related and enjoyed it my friend. Your kind words of support are always heartfelt. Cheers!


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