Catalyst Coin 

“Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” ~ W.B. Yeats

Hopeful thoughts fill the head tipped back to look up 

Seeing blue skies, sunshine, a completely full cup

Reach for tree tops, plan to climb a mountain 

Make a wish on a coin, toss it in the fountain

That coin was the catalyst, that had you look down

Your first disappointment– what you’d stepped in was brown

A patch of thin ice cracks you almost fall in 

Tree roots trip you up, severely bruising your shin 

You prepare to achieve all you want and expect 

Knowing the odds of living that life are suspect

Me, I thought hope— like air, keeps us alive

Disappointment, I know well, yet still I survive
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April 23, 2016, Daily One Word Prompt: Disappointment~ <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/disappointment/”>Disappointment</a&gt;

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