Expectations vs reality

All I ever wanted
Was butterflies
Magic & rainbows.
This was mistranslated,
As I received chaos
Insanity, darkness
& blows after blows.
I wanted the freedom
Of dancing in the meadows,
Singing with the birds
Whilst the fish
Nibble my toes.
Instead I settled for,
Running from depression
That I’m keeping fed,
Staying up all night
Chatting to the voices
That are in my head.
Maybe it’s me
As my expectations
Are slightly eccentric,
It’s more like a fantasy,
As it couldn’t be any further
From reality.


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28 Responses to Expectations vs reality

  1. Forrest Pasky says:

    Sounds like a tough day fairytale princess.
    I wouldn’t worry about it you’ll eventually get what you want if you know what you want.
    Nice piece Katrina.

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  2. Our inner most dreams come alive in our mind, while our reality is shaped by things out of our control, but, a dream is worth having, if the dream is worth something.


  3. Coyote from Orion says:

    It’s all pretty nice either way. Certainly feel better hearing you relating what I understand. Hope all going well and that this week is a great one for you. Stay awesome


  4. This is a really great piece of comparative imagery. It’s tragic in the acceptance that all the expectations of good may never come to pass. Yet there’s hope in the words because the speaker knows they still exist, hasn’t forgotten the butterflies and rainbows.
    I really like this, it’s very easy to relate to and is just a lovely piece of writing…beyond its sorrow.

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  5. Escaping this reality and stepping into the dream world is much better. Outside of reality is chaos and pain. I’d much rather live in my own imagination because our dreams numb us of such precious worlds. 🙂

    Excellent poem my friend. 🙂


  6. emotionsoflife2016 says:

    Phenomenal piece

    Liked by 1 person

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