Not Buying The Flattery
Why do you disbelieve,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
Kept dreams can be made to come true?
'It's not that I disbelieve it.
I just had not witnessed any of them.'
Those of others?
Or those of your own you refuse to accept.
'I have yet to witness any of 'my' dreams come true.'
I disagree with you.
You once said to me,
You would never graduate from high school.
And even though it took you ten years to do it,
'That wasn't really a dream.
I got tired of being called a fool.'
To me it is much more than that.
You went back to prove those people wrong.
And today you are too ambitious.
With impatience that's much too strong.
'Then what do you call this? '
I would call it a miracle.
Since it seems it has taken me decades,
Just to deal with my impatience alone.
'But haven't you had your dreams come true? '
Yes I have.
The more I witnessed a few of them come true,
I'm not satisfied to sit.
I become extremely spoiled.
'You are blessed.'
And that's my test.
The more I am blessed,
The more demanding and spoiled I get...
To see more of my dreams come true.
The wanting to witness more dreams come true,
'So what do you do? '
I've tried flattery.
But somehow God wants more from me.
And not buying the flattery at all.
'Maybe your dreams have become too extreme.'