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I searched for rainbows, pots of gold,
So eager to see life unfold.
I trusted devils in disguise,
Fresh and naive, believed the lies.
Was romanced by a charming prince,
Been Cinderella ever since.
I watched bold arrogance succeed,
Politely smiled, felt my heart bleed.
I slew the dragon, thought it dead,
But it still rears its ugly head.
A hero’s path I sought to tread,
Found disillusionment instead.

Copyright Β© 2012 Norma Martiri

Form: Couplet

“Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy — the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.”

β€” Eric Hoffer “The Passionate State of Mind”


11 responses to “Disillusion

  1. Being disappointed or disillusioned usually means that at least we’ve had a go and taken a risk, and turning 50 or 51 is much better than the alternative. πŸ™‚
    This is very well written Norma.

  2. Hi Norma, i’m a first time reader, but definitely not a last, and it seems to me, peeking out my little corner of the key hole, that disillusion is only relative to what you perceive as good illusion and/or bad reality. It could be an escape from all the rotten little humbugs of life, in which case it’s only being used to evade, which is bad; but if you’ve truly been tricked into believing something pretty, which isn’t then indeed, it is sad.

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