Wednesday, July 17, 2013

580 : Expectations, Met and Unmet

Expectations, Met and Unmet.

Sitting in a country hotel,
On a business trip, of sorts.
The day’s tasks are done,
Dinner is finished,
The TV is off,
Winding down.
A time for coffee 
And quiet reflection.
Expectations have been met.
But they were never high.

In search
Of something basic, 
Something quite mundane 
I rummage through the pockets 
Of my travel case
And, unexpectedly, find a map, 
A map and directions
To another country hotel,
For a business trip, of sorts.
A strategic trip in the scheme of things.
That, too, ended with coffee
And a quiet reflection.
And unmet expectations.
But they too were never high.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013

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  1. I like expectations that are not high.
    Safe travels!

  2. Sounds as if you need to aspire to something above the bog ordinary ,just for a change of air so to speak:)

  3. Foam: Blessed is the pessimist, for they shall never be disappointed.

    WC: Does 'bog ordinary' apply to all the Celts or just the Irish? Or doesn't it matter any more? Or am I just splitting hairs? Anyway, even bogs seem something to aspire to in Mildura.

    1. AnonymousJuly 18, 2013

      What's that saying?...see Mildura and die, or is that somewhere else:)You seem to be preoccupied with hair at the moment, splitting short and curly mementos. There is a cut of the fish knife and the breath of the red dragon about your posts lately..I await the return of the cute cuddly cosmopot Celt!

      Water Carrier

  4. AnonymousJuly 18, 2013

    And there I was thinking of you out for dinner and a walk to check out the quirky corners of Mildura, maybe you'd grab a coffee, breath the country air and watch a country town walk by, and smile.

  5. I have no expectations any point...

  6. I have a few expectations; whether they are met is unimportant. Whether at home or in a country hotel.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)


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