Anthony Zeigler

Rookie (1995 / New Jersey)

Reality Check


That perfect person you longed to meet
And make part of your life
Turned out to be a control freak,
The dream lasted a whole week
And awakening was so bleak.
Hope and expectation ends in grief.

The perfect job you so desired
To advance your stalled career
Led you into a dead - end.
Ambition is a false friend,
Frustration seems a strong trend
Dipping towards a dark nadir.

Time for a reality check,
Your life is a carousel.
What goes around keeps coming back,
The car you rode is off the track,
Failure stretched you on a rack
And disillusion cracks your shell.

So step down off your merry-go-round
Into these waiting arms,
I cannot offer you perfection
But promise a connection
That will salve hurt and rejection
With a thousand loving balms...

Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (8/30/2011 6:05:00 PM)

    Reality bites..people who do not want to take that with a pinch of salt must be directed to your poem here which explains the best perhaps..amazing write once again (Report) Reply

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