Monday, January 18, 2010
Expectation Stew Simmers
Original photo taken of the Dale Chihuly exhibit @ The DeYoung Museum SF.
After photo edited with Ulead Software. I wanted something a little more fiery and angry to match the poem :)
I was going through some old poetry that I had written and found this piece I wrote about 15 years ago. I wrote it as a result of being furious after the guy I was dating at the time had made a date and never showed up or called. At that time I wasn't evolved as I am now :) and had high expectations of almost everyone and everything in my life. While the poem is rich in imagery and is well written, if I say so myself, I cannot help but be shocked at the anger it displays.
Since that time I've learned that people are just people. We all are diverse in our actions and feelings. Having expectations of another human being is basically saying to them that you are above them in some way and that they should adhere to your ego driven rules. In order to have peace and harmony in you relationships whether they be romantic or otherwise, expectations have to be shed and we have to learn to understand and accept everyone for who they are rather who we think they should be. None of us are perfect. When you feel with your heart rather than your head, your ego is shed right along with the expectations. I'm not saying this is easy to achieve but when you practice this on a regular basis your world just becomes a bit more peaceful and serene.
A fever storm, cardiac tsunami.
Racing a dead end.
Speedometer blood pressure gauge,
A phoenix beyond fahrenheit
Boils in a volcanic cauldron
Of misplaced anger, steamed
To a boiling blister, fester...
Expectation stew simmers and
Scorches the palate numb.
High standards devoured.
The self righteous - PURGED.