Unmet expectations are the root
we envy from afar those things
we cannot afford
-comparing the inside of us
to the outside of you
The twain shall never meet
-such things- better left- unexplored
#NaPoWriMo 2019- National Poetry Month Challenge [COMPARE]
April 16, 2019 at 10:15 am
Very true. Great poem
April 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm
Yeah, playing that game just ends up making people sad. Best to take up a better hobbie.
April 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm
*derp Hobby… goodness I need stronger tea
April 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm
It’s quite true. Everyone should be humble and satisfied with what he already has
April 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm
The older I get, the more I see how tremendously destructive celebrity culture is. It’s also based on lies.
April 16, 2019 at 4:48 pm
Sigh .. sometimes it’s better not to expect too much ❤️ Beautifully penned.
April 16, 2019 at 4:52 pm
“better left unexplored”: Indeed. If not for anything else, then at least for our own mental peace.
April 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm
The truth. Good poem
April 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm
This makes me think of a recent conversation with an affluent woman who was full of complaints about her life of luxury and my own sheer delight in four dollars worth of pansies on my modest deck……….and our two very differing perspectives on life and happiness. Wise advise in your poem. Smiles.
April 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm
I’m moving to Canada. Pansies here are really expensive:)
April 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm
Very true poem. I am happy with my $8 sneakers. My mother-in-law has to have $200 celebrity brand. Go figure.
April 16, 2019 at 9:48 pm
You have the right of it I think. Telling the truth about ourselves and being ourselves is almost an impossibility when wrapped up in our social media world. In the 50’s social media was the rumor mill, and it was not any kinder. Great point and well written!!!
April 16, 2019 at 11:07 pm
You speak the truth,, we need to think about the truly important stuff, to each his own 🙂
April 17, 2019 at 12:07 am
The root of many problems… envying that which we can’t afford. I think that’s why I stopped going to malls! Of course now they are on life support
April 17, 2019 at 12:35 am
Oh the compare game catches us all at times. Wise words to remind us to avoid it.
April 17, 2019 at 1:16 am
“Unmet expectations are the root of discord,” well said, May we all realize our expectations so we can free ourselves of them!
April 17, 2019 at 9:05 am
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April 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm
Love this cryptic answer 🙂
April 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm
Love that you love it.
April 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm
The grass is greener is a trap Not only is it not green it is filled with land mines.
April 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm
I think we try to turn ourselves inside out trying if we do…
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