Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Katharine Giovanni, iRoxanne Bland, iSusan Lindsley, iMike Hartner, iCraig Nagasugi, icarlton davis, iG. Roscoe, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dean Fraser-Phillips

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 78 Titles
· 122 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2009

Dean Fraser-Phillips, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Sang Mêlé ou ton fils Léopold, Ginkgo éditeur, Paris
by Albert Russo

see MIXED BLOOD (in English) included in the African trilogy 'The benevolent American in the heart of darkness'..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Perils & Promises, Life on Mission
by Frances Seymour

Tossed out of one's comfort zone and to the end of the land. You'll enjoy the humourous prose used to descibe life in the down east area of Atlantic, North Carolina--..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Wolf at the Door
  2.  past encounter
  3.  A women's day poem
  4.  I Sprung
  5.  imaginable possibility
  6.  Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  7.  Watch What You Say
  8.  My Failings
  9.  When an Angel Leaves
  10.  The Fighter
  11.  The Garden of Death
  12.  Mankind
  13.  Drowning....but making it.
  14.  morning gesture
  15.  Afterglow
  16.  His Life
  17.  Casualties
  18.  synchronized
  19.  I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  20.  disturbing the peace

Unfair Expectations
by Dean Fraser-Phillips

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Dean Fraser-Phillips
•  Raindrop of fire
•  Cut Me Loose
•  My Home
•  A Heart Of Rust
•  Yesterday In Youth
           >> View all 74

A poem about unfair expectations on the young.

Just what exactly do you expect from me?
To complete the failures of your destiny
You mapped out my life before I could walk
Taught me to scream before I could talk
My shoulders they carry the burden of hope
I want to fly free, not be shackled by rope

I must do this; I must be a straight A
How about me just doing my best, is that ok?
All of this pressure I need to let of some steam
Don’t strangle my mind before it can dream
Sometimes I maybe that little grey cloud
Yet I’ll always try hardest in making you proud

Not all can be the brightest star in the sky
Yet I am eternal light, because I do try
I walk down life’s path, destination unknown
I don’t need any hurdles until I have grown
Just be my side and support me with love
Be the sun in my life, not the rain from above

I cannot be who you want me to be
I need to find who I am, that much I see
This is my generation, we are who we are
Not bounded by past, or predicted afar
So I give you my word, I will make life my own
Once the roots of my life are finally sewn

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 3/27/2012
We love what we love. It's one of the great truths of life.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/26/2012
Just as the elderly are a source of great wisdom, youth provide us with the fearless plunge into the unknown future. I see so many parents who think they can control the outcome their children will be. It is sad. My parents but no shackles on me, and I exceeded even my own expectations and my father died, very proud of me. Thanks for pointing this out to so many parents out there who think they can mold their child's destiny.


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.