Undone
by Laurence Overmire

    That which he does best
    He has no opportunity to do
    Prospects barred in politics
    Privileges of power
    Beyond his control
    Settling instead for
    That which he can do
    A secondary virtue
    Not without merit
    But fraught with the pain of
    Knowing
    Potentials never will be
    Fulfilled
    Expectations forever unmet
    Disappointment always
    In the unjust pursuit
    Of happiness.






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