Laurence Overmire

Undone - Poem by Laurence Overmire

That which he does best
He has no opportunity to do
Prospects barred in politics
Privileges of power
Beyond his control
Settling instead for
That which he CAN do
A secondary virtue
Not without merit
But fraught with the pain of
Potentials never will be
Expectations forever unmet
Disappointment always
In the unjust pursuit
Of happiness.

(Previously published in Red River Review, Nov 2000)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008

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