The Land of Mediocrity

In the Land of Mediocrity,

Surrounded by the picket fence of excuses;

I built my house.

~

The weeds of procrastination

And the brambles of slough take over the yard

That will never be green again.

~

Near the house are huge oak trees

That represents the giants in my life

That I failed to confront.

~

Inside the house is the couch of comfort

Where I invested my time foolishly;

An album of achievement is nearby,

But the pages are empty.

~

The air is filled with boredom;

My eyes are filled with tears of regret.

A waste basket near the couch of comfort

Is full of dreams;

Never pursued; never to be.

~

The door to the house is that of opportunity;

The door I hesitated to walk through

For fear of the unknown.

Those fears still exist today;

But only as then, in my mind.

~

Through the window of vision

That I failed to keep clean and clear,

I can see what’s left of the bridge of hope,

Now fallen down into the river of regret which flows by daily;

Reminding me of all that I could have achieved;

Of all the dreams I could have lived.

~

I, instead, have created my own misery;

Somewhere in the Land of Mediocrity.

~~~

Copyright © 2010 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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1 Comment

One thought on “The Land of Mediocrity

  1. thebagel

    Beautiful and very inspiring piece. Thank you for liking my poem ‘Life Crumbles’.
    http://thebagel.wordpress.com/

    Peace.

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