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