p is for pedestal. #atozchallenge

balloon.

p is for pedestal.

In a world of my own invention
You towered above me
And I should have left you there.

Don’t put anyone on a pedestal
Everyone always tells me
I boldly vehemently disagree
In the clouds you were my dream
Whatever I wanted you to be
A convergence of hearts
Of words of imagination
Frozen in idealistic anticipation

Until you crashed through
And fell to me at the foot
Of that majestic pillar
Gave me what I thought I wanted
But reality destroyed fantasy
I lost everything I adored
Because the distance between us
Was the home of our magic

Hope and yearning disintegrated
Because off that giant rock
The dream was no more.

[This is an unintentional companion to my poem imperfection. Sort of the flip side… maybe… kind of. And perhaps p is also for pain.]

© what sandra thinks
Image courtesy of Hajin Bae.

A to Z challenge — a letter a day throughout the month of April (except Sundays) until we reach z.
Advertisements

About what sandra thinks

Sandra began writing when she was a sixth grader. She is a teller of stories through poetry, fiction, and tales from her own life. And she thinks too much. Read, think, enjoy, laugh.
This entry was posted in challenge, poetry, writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to p is for pedestal. #atozchallenge

  1. Yeah, keep me firmly on the ground, I’m bound to fall and I don’t want to break anything! Good one, my dear!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mason Canyon says:

    Quite interesting.

    Mason
    Alex’s Ninja Minion

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Miriam says:

    Heartfelt and poignant, nice writing Sandra.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wonderful, I think you’ve captured it exactly. Why do we do that, I wonder? Reality never lives up to the fantasy…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Good one. Love that final haunting line.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: the end. (recap) #atozchallenge | what sandra thinks

thoughts? talk to me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s