Made myself laugh driving home from a work trip today.

Musings #319

Expectation: "Oh- to be the reason somebody writes their poetry."
Reality: "Oh- to be the reason somebody requires therapy."

Expectation: "Oh- to be loved unequivocally. To be valued, and live with reciprocity towards a welcoming community."
Reality: "Oh- I need you to work a double this Saturday. Jimmy quit, and we don't have a suitable applicant to cover his shifts yet."

Expectation: "Oh- to achieve Ikigai. To find wholesome your place in the universe. To understand within your heart that you are exactly where you are meant to be."
Reality: "Oh- god damn it, Google. I wouldn't be using these stupid maps if I knew where I was going. I most certainly have not arrived, and you underestimate my desire not to drive into a swamp."

Poetry by Phill
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Written on 2021-05-30 at 19:54

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arquious The PoetBay support member heart!
The desire doesn't always resemble the outcome. Such is life. Not to want to drive into a swamp is a healthy motivation of living. Loved the development of the E/R stanzas - poetry to therapy, living in a welcoming community and to be sacrificed at the altar of double shifts. I literally fell ill after a few consecutive double shifts and was threatened with abandonment of duty if I didn't. It was beyond me how someone else's shift was my responsibility once mine was over. LOL. and as for Ikigai, it must be best to find it where we are at. Reality here- went to Japan. Nope. None of them seem to have achieved ikigai as well. And quite a few don't even bother with seeking it. This was a meaty musings... waiting for #320... Thanks for sharing.
2022-05-16 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
"you underestimate my desire not to drive into a swamp" - LOL All three expectations/realities made me chuckle, but that last one was too funny. Can't say I expected that turn. I can see why this made you laugh on your drive back home... I did too :) Thanks.