Siren Whispers



The word is loaded with images

With preconceived notions.

Expectation is a difficult thing to balance.

Your expectations

Of yourself

Of others.

Their expectations of you.

Managing them often seems to be a full-time job.

I struggle with expectation

Knowing that, while my standards and expectations are not low,

That I understand human fallibility.

I understand

That while we all struggle to do our best

To follow the right path

That sometimes we fall short.

I know I do

Frequently it seems.

I suppose that when it comes to others

That I take the glass is half full approach

Or even “Yes! We have water in the glass!”

I don’t tend to see one event as all encompassing.

While it may disappoint

I tend to look at the big picture.

I see every change, every positive moment

As a step forward.

I try not to focus on times when…

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About livedinitaly

Love food and traveling. Breaking out of this introvert shell by expressing my thoughts, experiences and feelings.
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