there’s a trap we always seem to face

that trap is expectations

while we lie to ourselves and say that we’re logical

still this illogical notion floats in our head

the expectations we have, the desires we need

we look at each other with a set of requirements

patterns in a word that spins on inconsistencies

we lie on a bed of hope, dreams, aspiration and wants

but we forgot that our planet does not work this way

the expectations we have, the desires we need

are just what they are, a faint dream

one that floats in the clouds that cover our minds eye

the fog that confuses our everyday thoughts

and gives us that natural human capacity to dream bigger because

the expectations we have, the desires we need

are based on what they told us we deserve

the entitlement of what our generation craves

the unwarranted desires we keep in our head

constantly mining for the diamond in our cave

the expectations we have, the desires we need

and when we don’t receive it, our hearts torment

because we the validation it provides is gone

the reputation it gives has disappeared

we are faced with the ugly truth that

the expectations we have, are not what we need

 

 

Day 3 #PoetryChallenge 2016

 

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