Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dream Date

It began as something
She thought she had to do,
Something planned for,
Expected.

At first, she thought
That was okay.
Didn’t everyone go through
The same thing?

She allowed them
To direct her fate,
Pushing aside her hopes
For security, nine to five.

Now, she wonders…
Could there be
An expiration date
On dreams?

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33 comments:

Kay said...

oh, lovely! absolutely love it! and do they expire? Nah... the evolve! :)

Dianne said...

only if the 9-5 drains the life

great ideas here.

dreams do not, only energy expires.

anthonynorth said...

I know the feeling. Great words, and excellent last line.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Wow.. great food for thoughts..
Expiration date for dreams?
How scary and depressing is that?
Great 55!
Happy Easter!
Mine is here
hugs
shakira

Sherry said...

That relates to my last post "What do I want to be when I grow up?". It's never too late to pursue your dreams!

Brian Miller said...

no, there isn't. smiles. nice 55. hope you have a wonderful weekend.

mine is up!

John's comments said...

Nice dark touch of realism to the shiny live your dreams optimism. My story is here.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh this is the most perfect one yet Felicita!! I love it...that last line is something I must remember.

Mine is posted HERE. As always, scroll down below my Friday Show n Tell to find my 55.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Peter Stone said...

'Could there be An expiration date On dreams?' I love this line! And to answer, only if we let it happen.

Nevine said...

Oh, that's lovely, Felicitas! A very nice 55. A lot of what we do is nothing but stuff we feel expected or compelled to do. That is, until we sit and think it over, and realize that we are in control of our own fate. It's a liberating thought! And I don't think there are expiration dates on dreams... not at all!

Nevine

Yvonne said...

This one really touched me. We always try to do what is "expected" of us but what really makes us happy? When does the time come for that? And yes....the days pass and the months and the years as we hang on to the drudgery of security. I love your last line.

Thanks for putting my thoughts in words.

Mama Zen said...

I could really relate to this one!

Nessa said...

Gosh, there better not be. But I am certainly getting a faster move on.

Greg said...

I liked this! An expiration date on dreams... it's a interesting thought.

My 55 is here if you'd like to read.

Vodka Logic said...

Lets hope there is no expiration date on dreams.. that is what keeps me going

Great 55, Mine is up

g-man said...

Felicitas...
You are so pensive and deep..
I loved your 55!
Thank You for your Friday brilliance every week.
Thanks for visiting and supporting other contributors as well.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

Sir Thomas said...

WOW and I think the adte comes with time... I mean there is still always hope, but there come a time when you just know..
it has died... thats a sad day


xoxo

Monkey Man said...

There may be no expiration date on dreams, but they can be lost or forgotten....and that is the shame of time and 9 to 5.

Susan said...

There are no expiration dates on dreams. Only the limits that we impose ourselves! Great 55!

I’m up right HERE

Dulce said...

LOVELY and the picture so good with these words? Do they expire? The good ones> never!
;)

Thom said...

This is wonderful...I hope there is never an expiration date on dreams myself :) Well done. Happy Easter to you and your family :)

otin said...

No expiration date on dreams, definitely not!

Alice Audrey said...

Scary thought. I guess the expiration date would depend on one's endurance. Me, I got a lot of endurance.

Felicitas said...

So the consensus seems to be that there is no expiration date... and I whole-heartedly agree! It ain't over, 'til it's over.

SandyCarlson said...

Goodness. I have wondered that. A lot. No answer yet.

Jingle said...

my god,
lovely poem,
beautiful 55.

Jingle said...

Sorry for coming late,
Happy Easter, Happy Saturday!

here is mine:
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/55-single-dad/

Buzzard said...

Very thoughtful look back on life, expectation, and hope.

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/early-easter-awards-ceremony-creative-beautiful-inspirational/

an award for you.

evalinn said...

Great 55, I really like it!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I would like to wish you and your family
Many Easter Blessings and have you a great Easter!
hugs
shakira

Sir Thomas said...

when shall I pick you up for our date?

Felicitas said...

Oh, Thomas... : )