Pond of Expectations (NaPoWriMo)




The optional NaPoWriMo prompt was for a sad sonnet.  I skipped sonnet, and have combined inspiration from 2 sources for my piece.  “In the pond of expectations” is a line from Anjali’s poem at Positive Side of Coin (click link above to read her beautiful poem, “Expectations”); and Crimson Prose (see her link above) offers the beckoning photo prompt.

Seductive pool, beauty irresistible

The Pond of Expectations…reflecting

Mirror to draw heart in, cast spell.

Oh, beneath its shimmered glassy

Waters waits spirit less benevolent

Which may catch unwary soul, tempt

Need to please repeatedly…requests

Higher, greater, ever more impossible

Till nothing’s left to give…mere dregs

Of clear identity, giver’s luster lost…

Dragged down and under, drowned.

No trace left, no hint of glimmered

Soul passes ‘cross pool’s surface…

Which now turns own face away.

Take caution, Traveler seeking small

 Eventual ‘something’ returned, mere

Keepsakehaving answered every call.

Pond beckons invitingly, entices…depth

Hardly noticed…swift-fierce, simple fall.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

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