Have you had a proper “Burial” for your unfulfilled dreams?
This is not a dirge for my shattered dreams,
Nor a lament for my unrealised wishes,
I just want to finally bury, my callow fantasies,
That spurred me on my onward journey.
Youth painted a spangled vision
With warm and vibrant hues.
Reality dulled the colours and the spangles proved tacky,
Dashing to smithereens some of my hopes.
Heartbroken and at times teary-eyed,
I gathered all the broken shards
And kept them in safekeeping
As mementos of my youthful past,
Of innocence lost and
Of hard knocks life mete out to me.
I don’t rue the unfulfilled dreams
For not all dreams can come true,
But it crushed my idealism, romanticism and my naivety,
That was the bedrock of all my aspirations.
I am older now and hopefully wiser,
I realise the futility of carrying this burden.
So, I have decided to give a decent burial
To dreams that could…
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