Quicksand of Expectations

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Naturally, we view relationships through our own eyes

taking in all that we enjoy // perceiving what will be

Yet, as relationship expectations grow, the delusion increases

Wishful thinking, full of wants and needs draws us

to assumptions of crashing cataracts… leaving us dashed…

often broken on the rocks of unfulfilled expectations…

as life roars on around us // carrying away our dreams


Co-dependence is a quicksand of mutual expectations

turning a loving relationship into sinking turmoil

sucked under by our own needs and desires

to a point of suffocation


Photo: Dwight L. Roth




44 thoughts on “Quicksand of Expectations

  1. Dwight,
    Quicksands indeed! Very insightful. I can’t think of a better metaphor. Yet in such relationships “neediness” overwhelms and suffocates. Is it insecurity? Selfishness? Certainly great expectations.

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  2. Wow Dwight this is a
    Raw, real, honest poem and there are many stages of this. Marriage while one of our biggest teachers, our biggest challenges. We have to work hard not to succumb to the quicksand and there are times of just wanting to sink and give up. I know the feeling well. Sending you blessings of 💕

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