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
Keepsake…having answered every call.
Pond beckons invitingly, entices…depth
Hardly noticed…swift-fierce, simple fall.
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