One Soul in the Stars

One Soul in the Stars
One Soul in the Stars

Three diverse poems written in the last few days attest my current thoughts and ideas. I hope you enjoy them…

One Soul in the Stars

Enlightened by a radiant giving sun,
enlivened by the stars in times undone,
where planets greet in cosmic wonder,
birth and death put asunder, yet
each a line to the other’s fate, I wait,
open-handed, mind succumbed
in the eternal wake of life in pursuit
of expression, seeking sentient aspirations
inherent within the flesh born
of infinite grace and potential.

A Simple Choice

Joy is virtually impenetrable,
its radiations cease all lamenting
ugliness and woe,
because happiness is blind to discord
as misery is blind to joy,
and it is we who decide
which side of life we stand upon,
our chosen paths and the experiences
we employ.


Captive my ambiguous gaze,
reflections my malaise in equity’s mire,
the fire dimmed to ember thoughts,
and I in glimmered mask report
a dubious state of misconstrued ideas,
straight-jacket tears and woe,
so human in its forgoing retort,
more a soliloquy of rants attest
venting placations of circumstance,
driving me crazy, pinging inside my head
like echoed beds of sleeplessness.

Sane is a mind that sees itself insane,
yet insane a mind that is itself by choice,
delusions the resounding of howling dogs on
crystal nights as clear as ponds,
yet who’s to know which dog is right,
which one cries for wrong,
while pictures stir my inner peace,
and fragmented flashes of insanity clouds
my sentient throng, I wonder,
what am I but an accumulation of song,
sung by madmen or angels?

Tony DeLorger © 2020

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10 thoughts on “One Soul in the Stars

  • February 13, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    I do love A Simple Choice. I wish it were so easy. Too many rollercoasters have emerged in the path to eternal joy. But I am glad nonetheless if you have found that secret formula to stay in a state of joy. Excellent poetry my friend as always.

  • February 13, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Thanks, Paul, there is no answer to eternal joy, just a change of perspective to all those things that challenge us in life. If pain is recognised as a means to an end in learning and experience, then the pain actually ceases, replaced by yet another human experience to be sated. Take care, my friend.

  • February 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    I have found that once you experience “Joy” life becomes a battle between choosing the path of wonder and joy or fermenting in negativity. Anyways, brilliant poems I enjoyed your line. Jamie

  • February 20, 2020 at 2:14 AM

    I enjoyed this trio of poems, Tony. All have their own separate appeal. To me recently, almost everything I experience in life or feel needs to be written down. It is as though my primary purpose of living is to have material to write about. I have a feeling you can relate. Well done.

  • February 20, 2020 at 2:45 AM

    It is to me, my primary purpose in life. It is my cathartic and rewarding expression and a legacy to remain after I’m gone. So yes I relate, precisely. Glad you enjoyed the three. Hope you are well John, you and your family, and let’s hope the rest of this year is less destructive and more harmonious. Take care.

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