Brief Shining Moments

Brief Shining Moments – A Poem

When you’re young

Nothing is impossible

Anything can happen

And you believe

Everything will happen

It just will

It’s expected

You expect it

You expect your dreams

To just happen

And for a few

Brief shining moments

They will

They really will

You’re young

You’re good looking

The world is golden

Life is just clay

In your hands

You can make

Whatever you want of it

It’s just there

Right there

At the end of your


And you reach for it

And you touch it

You touch reality

And then the shine fades





Your dreams begin to die

And only now

So many years later

Can you see

That your dreams

Those beautiful, seductive


Were just false expectations

And that reality

Should have been

The true


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