Unfulfilled Expectations


every day he waited

for the 69 bus

the bus never arrived

he did not know

they had cancelled

that line

a year ago


too often we yearn

for something that

might never happen

doggedly disregarding

the signs


to wind up lingering

clueless without agenda

in the waiting room

of unfulfilled expectations


with life passing by

beyond the walls

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 11th, 2020 18:01
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 60
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  • Blackhawkwings

    Awesome! Really thought provoking!

    • FredPeyer

      thanks so much Blackhawkwings (like your name!), I appreciate your comment!

    • Goldfinch60

      Those unfulfilled expectations will always be with us as we will always hope that we can fulfil them.


      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Andy, hope is eternal.

      • orchidee

        Cooeee Fred. Good write.
        Was he waiting a year for that bus then?!
        Similar thing - sending Christmas cards to folk who passed away donkeys years ago. Well, maybe no-one tells us, and we can't find out - lose contact with relatives, etc.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Orchie, I guess you might have waited for five years! 🙂 ...and that's why I don't send Christmas cards anymore. A phonecall is much more personal.

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