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Unattainable




Someone moved the goal posts




It’s a long, long way

Up a gravely gradient

To the smooth summit

Of consideration.




Blame the sky

For consistently narrowing

Around one insignificant

Destiny forged object.






Art by Christian Breitkreutz




I based this poem on the notion that we create our own destinies, often putting them out of reach, dreams to pursue, goals to aspire to and judge our success and failure upon it. When we don't reach it, we blame the universe, anything or anyone but ourselves, who placed us in this unrealistic predicament in the first place.