A short quintet about a boy living his father’s reality after judging him his whole life.
A touching read. Titled “Dealt A Hand.” Enjoy!
For a while I questioned your achievements
I questioned your successes
I spat at your milestones
I trivialized your victories
And mocked your character
I thought you could do better
I didn’t think you ever gave it enough
Why didn’t you aspire to be more?
Why glorify mediocrity?
Why settle for a ridge when you could have the farm?
I deemed you a failure
I called you a scared crow
I was bitter you weren’t better
I was angry you weren’t hungry
Ungrateful you were grateful
But today, I realize it was the best of you
I realize I held you in contempt for being content
Ignored your hurt without wearing your shoes
Now I wear them and it doesn’t fit
So I walk on coals hoping they don’t burn through my sole
For yesterday I wanted to swim
Today, I don’t want to drown
Yesterday, I wanted to live my dream
Today, I want to live
What if I flew today and crawled tomorrow?
For tomorrow is only a figment yearning for a pigment…
[To Be Continued]
Written By: Danny
6 thoughts on “Dealt A Hand”
Thank you Mercy
Wow Nosakhare my bro, this is a wonderful piece. I hope you fly today and never stop flying.
Thank you Marcos. Appreciate
Very funny how our parents wants so much from us without taking time to know what we want for ourselves……Great one Dannyworld, more grease to your elbows
Bless your heart, Success.