In a State of Grace

In a State of Grace
In a State of Grace

Through struggle there is clarity,
through chaos we find sanity,
and when all seems lost
change comes, but at a cost,
and we either compromise and accept
or become stagnant and neglect the truth,
as too much we react out of fear.

Wanting a smooth path
is counter-productive, indicating stagnancy
or a receding of learning,
all of which keeps us still,
and when we are not learning within change,
we are creating a status quo,
in the comfort of repetition and the known.

A thirst for change is an active mind,
one willing to sacrifice the past for betterment,
and to better fashion our circumstances
in the discovery of possibility,
when life offers not limitations,
and a free mind honours time
and chosen opportunities.

A trained mind can become calm, serene,
regardless of chaos and struggle,
as each circumstances offers only good,
learning and further understanding
for a soul in surrender to life,
in acceptance of the human plight
and in joyful experience, endure.

Sooner or later in a state of grace,
the world ensues as it is,
and a devout soul accepts the rises and falls,
each in learning, an aspiration of higher thought,
and unaffected by chaos and worry,
can transcend mundane thought
to mirror life’s purpose and movement, understood.

It is this state I endeavour to maintain,
by sharing and association,
the giving of wisdom’s relentless song,
each moment a bliss within itself,
felt profoundly in hope and in love’s embrace,
to escape the lower propensities of human endeavour,
to find peace and nothing more.

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 “In a State of Grace

  • November 9, 2018 at 12:03 AM

    A great aspiration to live by, Tony, and beautifully penned. Very much enjoyed this verse, as I, too, aspire for such peace. Excellent work. Take care.


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