My Soul’s Gratitude

My Soul's Gratitude
My Soul’s Gratitude

Ill-found the angst of wanted resolution,
for life’s path resists our will,
more concerned with reality’s core,
and we may suffer the pangs of our desires
for no reason at all,
when there was no door in beginning.

Emotions are our deceitful friends,
vying to instill reality in fantasy,
yet the soul truly knows
but falls short in transparency,
the heart at odds with itself,
and life the rocky road we create.

How often we deceive ourselves,
ignoring the ostensible truth
to wallow in hope’s distant echo,
when futile dreams just ignite the pain,
let fantasies wane instead,
and experience the better for its own reward.

I often wonder why we give ourselves such pain,
exert impossibilities to milk their hopes,
when love is truly within our life
and we in selfish plight,
try to change its very scope,
for a faded memory we hold dear.

I have long let go the wanting,
the love of a young souls need,
and find solace in a deeper more meaningful love,
a universal connection, appreciation of life’s seed,
and here I abide my hearts wants,
to share in words my soul’s gratitude.

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 “My Soul’s Gratitude

  • July 15, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    Beautiful verse, Tony. Sometimes we do create our own pain when it is based on something that is not reality. There comes a time when one has to realize it is truth to ” find solace in a deeper more meaningful love, a universal connection, appreciation of life’s seed,”. Very nicely phrased piece. Thank you for sharing this great work.

  • July 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Tony, your last stanza I to live by, I’ve often thought to myself, how deeply I loved, and gave my all to it. How I felt both physically and mentally and deeply impassioned. Many times in my life I bathed in love and desired it always, then the blow cast to my soul, with deep loss of children I cherished. My soul is now empty of love or wanting of it. Solace is my best friend and lover now, no gain, no further striving, searching for love from another, yet I have it still in my heart for the world surrounding me, but I fear letting it enter my door as I did in the past. Alone I am, death will come and hopefully love will take me to its bosom in another world. Thank you for sharing this beautifully felt work, as always you hit a chord in my soul.

  • July 16, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    We are so alike, share so many experiences, and I guess that is why we relate to each others work. I believe that the love of life and our very being is a far greater love than any love of self-gratification, and what I call universal love a much higher thought as we may connect to the very flame of creation. So glad you connected Vincent. Cheers!


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