How Simple a Worried Thought

How Simple a Worried Thought
How Simple a Worried Thought

It’s the little things that yield movement,
affect change and turn worlds upside down,
passing thoughts of blame and discontent,
the precursor to events unwanted,
circumstances anointed with pain,
as seemingly little things carve deep wounds
in our plans, and our complaints in vain
as reality manifests.

Worry is a Tsunami, one little doubt,
the creation of gigantic waves
that can rearrange our day,
send life into another level of disarray,
just because of passing thoughts,
scenarios of a worried mind,
not even deliberate, just superficial,
but ‘thought’ is the determining factor
of reality unfolding.

In nature just a little thing
can cause catastrophic events:
the butterfly effect, like dominoes falling,
and whether atoms of organisms,
imbalance must be rectified in existence,
a natural law that when broken, has consequence
for each and every one of us on earth,
and where it starts is in our minds.

Thoughts are everything,
and when we have no control,
the passing fears and woes are exacerbated,
creating walls of containment,
limits to what we really want,
and no matter how simple the effects
can be detrimental,
and struggle is all we have.

Worry and indeed negative thinking is habitual,
after a while, we don’t realize we’re doing it,
and it clogs up our days, creating obstacles,
and if we further react in a negative way,
we just make it worse,
like a rolling stone gathering moss,
one thought the creator of another Tsunami,
another circumstance of havoc.

It is well we are aware of our thoughts,
our seemingly innocuous thoughts,
because they have more power than we think,
and the more we live in ignorance,
the more it becomes habitual, this cycle of accumulation,
and the degradation of our daily experiences,
as with each new worried thought,
an obstacle to be overcome.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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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

2 thoughts on “How Simple a Worried Thought

  • September 7, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    It is really amazing just how much worried thoughts can throw one out of balance. A very well-written epistle, Tony, and a great reminder of why we should be aware of our thinking process. Well done indeed. Take care.

  • September 7, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, yes, it’s so easy to forget how all this works and how easy it is to forget what we are doing. Cheers!

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