If you live up to their expectations
will it make you happy?
If you find your hopes and dreams
will it make them happy?
Are they your dreams, or their hopes?
Lost between obligation and aspiration,
adapting to each situation
diluting your intentions with others ambitions;
a marionette operating under societal instruction.
A tug on the strings pulls on your heart.
Stepping away against your will…
Acceptance versus desire,
Which will you follow?
With which do you lead?
About Cole Bradburn
I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing boys.