’Twas in the surge of early youth,
I felt a searing displacement,
an arm’s length space between
myself and others,
and not by choice but difference
did I imbibe a lost countenance,
a shallow understanding of who I was.
Surrounded by friendship,
I fitted into social groups,
and popular I remained,
yet always felt between two places,
perhaps from thoughts of insecurity,
but to this day I do not fit as others,
my ideas and ideals contrasted by the world.
The worlds direction and mine
are at loggerheads,
beliefs and social expectations opposed,
and I refuse to buy into consumerism
as a vehicle of being,
when higher thoughts do direct my path,
yet I must abide to survive.
Seeking wealth not my concern,
and happiness already mine,
I direct all my thoughts to creative pursuits
that foster spiritual freedom and aspirations,
both purpose and meaning within my life,
engendering the will of love
in its higher sense.
I wish to give my knowledge,
to inspire others on this journey,
just to assist with the many pitfalls
of worshiping false gods,
and for people to find peace within,
to find chosen paths
that give purpose and joy in being.
My truth is mine alone,
yet if others relate and it is beneficial,
then this soul is comforted,
as my intentions are stoic in nature,
built upon sixty years of education,
and having found my Nirvana,
a will to share it.
Tony DeLorger © 2017