What We Believe
We may believe what we want to believe, but often that does not represent truth, for we are biased on every level of perception. Existence is not straight forward as to its movement, but it does display extremes in diversity: good, evil, darkness, light and every grey area within. Hoping we perceive that, even within ourselves is up to our own honesty and ability to accept reality. We are the potential of all states, sometimes in extremes but mostly in compromise, so accepting our potential is not an easy task. Forgiving our faults and learning to overcome them, divine.
Treacherous waves of ill,
like gaseous storms in vapid voids
accost the yearning minds of truth-seekers,
and as they pervade the openness
with dark broods in eternity’s still,
feel we may their surrendered evil,
their polished metal upheaval,
extremes their choice of place
to conflict, disrupt and decimate
all that bears its will.
Beauty’s laurels can never be assumed,
as darkness and evil intent consumes
clouded thoughts steeped in pain,
toxic whispers and poison rain uphold
the balance of a dreamed resolve,
lost hope and nightmare trysts
where evil taints and deeds assist their ploy,
as human aches and doubts destroy
the possible casts of stoic promise,
that could save us from ourselves.
How vast the cosmos,
filled with both anguish and steely rage,
creations marriage with darkness
is but one aspect of vehement light,
and we the plight of a choice renewing
fight for crumbs as the universe melts,
ravaged by time’s constant,
vying for some saving grace and a victorious fate,
as we in microcosm squirm like worms
of opaque proclivity.
Meaning wafts like a shallow breeze,
elusive truths and lies we seek,
as we stand naked amid ancient light,
delivered in historic reverberations,
yet we dismiss its whispers,
its stark and poignant plights,
because we are sentient beings,
and see not the vast validity of balance,
the darkness we hold, the light we disregard
when truth stands so erect.
Tony DeLorger’s Books for Review and Purchase
- Brutal Night - March 30, 2021
- Like a Breeze Recalls - March 27, 2021
- Torrents - September 5, 2020
5 thoughts on “Sentient Blindness”
The truth is not always what we want to perceive, for often it seems safer in the darkness that blinds. Words of wisdom are within you, Tony, and it is wonderful you have the kindness to share. Great work. Take care.
Thank you Phyllis, so pleased you relate and enjoy my thoughts. I’m visiting more frequently as I want to support Ralph’s decision and new era of TCE. Hope you are well.
I am doing well, Tony, thank you. Hope all is well with you, too. I am excited about the new era of TCE and support Ralph gladly. It is good to see you give him strong support also. Take care.
Thank you Tony for an enlightening read. Jamie
Thanks, Jamie, glad you enjoyed my thoughts and expression. Take care my friend.