Sunday Poser #62

Today’s question:

Have you ever been hurt by your expectations?’

In my youth I lived two houses over from a Catholic

Church.

Early in a brand new school year I went with friends

to sign up for CCD class (Catechism).

To register a parent had to fill out the required form.

My Mother simply told me I couldn’t attend without

sharing a reason then placed the paperwork in the

trash.

Determined to learn about religion each Sunday I

attended Mass.

At first it was scary since I had no idea what to expect.

I watched other parishioners and since not an official

member knew better than proceed to the Altar for

Communion.

When I turned eighteen, I registered for adult religious

classes.

It wasn’t until my father passed away that I learned the

reason Church was off limits.

I had a half-brother. This was my dad’s second marriage.

Back in the 50s and 60s people rarely spoke about marital

indiscretions.

Above is one of numerous incidents throughout life that

created extreme distrust in humans.

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Would You Feel the Same Way – Question

Daily beautiful wishes she submits
Positive quotes full happiness emits

Good vibes certain not misunderstood
Decades grief-stricken similar words heard

Some days to friend gal sends nice reply
Others she reads proceeds pass posts by

Similar lives both be characterized genuine
Question why Lord place one in Hell other in Heaven

Multitude difficult years address same sweet person 
Told ignore another's happiness - dismiss comparison

Distraught wonder how she'd feel attitude dismay
Unfortunate life thrown basketful lemons her way

Few know depth true pain one experiences within
Gossip cheap thus refuse share feelings chagrin

Hard lessons learned maintain one's dignity
Additional follows wonder whereby retain sanity

Wishful thinking positive vibes exact lie ahead
Smiles, good times please no more absolute dreads

Blink of an eye - several moments in time
Entire world upside down creation 'ugh' slime

Discovery peoples' promises ne'er worth a damn
Affirmations broken friendships newfound clams

Whenever another wonders asks questions the 'whys'
Reveal little - caution inquisitives be like spies

Always willing to listen to others' tales of woes
Far from sight 'n sound friendship garden ne'er grow

Beauty surrounds couples amidst griever's life frozen
Loyalty, trust, shaken faith combination fake poison

How should one act - chosen words for world role play
When shocked suffer loss after loss gray cloud dismay

Smile for awhile works - keep up fake persona
Retreat behind four walls - a homebody - a loner 

Read countless inspirational messages social media
Repetitive 'how tos' - 'what tos' feedback encyclopedia

Refusal blame self for unrequited love guilt
Divorce imminent barred lifetime teamwork built

Occasionally wonder others feel walk in same shoes
To date ACOA rebuff self-medicate drink offers booze

Numerous questions - handful answers - total trues
Think what would you do same hideous fate bestow you.

© 2019 June Quintin

  






 

Discouragement

Scenic country drive destination writers' favorite local mall bookstore
Arrival find surprising succinct message sign hanging front closed doors
Unable gain access search shelves for discounts thanks to posted deadline
Quick think pulse surge rush thru mall's main aisle shop sip glass red wine. 

© 2018 June Quintin

Searching for a Miracle

Trapped within crystal ball
Prayers await bless miracle

Fish descriptive clairvoyant
View past, future 'n present

Persona classification genuine
Choice settle versus wrap-up line

Majority dates heart and soul rare
Both sexes tire weary process nightmare

Wonderful chemistry combo good energy
Cheesy signs transfer exchange friendly

Vivid dream hopeful one day come true
Experience butterflies plus sparks flyin' too.

© 2018 June Quintin




 

Mid-life Change

Marriage interlock
Divorce broken-heart

Teardrops shed
Heartfelt bled

Desire tranquility
Distasteful reality

Miss Analytical
Attitude cynical

Heart healed
Memories sealed

Reasonable timespan
Dating expectations

Rehearse anew
Refrain misconstrue

Disappointment deja-vu
Misrepresentation fiasco

Pas de deux true
Formidable out-of-view.

© 2018 June Quintin











Oops!!

Write post actual
Yes, quite factual

Necessary rephrase
Life's Golden years phase

Friendships two types
Besties versus fake hypes

Like me - love me - welcome fine
Otherwise fast forward disloyal line

Ms. Goodie-two Shoes' wondrous award
Survive hell hole void family rewards

Darkness of light quiet intend remain
Peaceful participant de-stress reframe

Saying 'Good-bye' to all deem fake
Prayers continue Lord more morns awake.

© 2018 June Quintin