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Story ID:11388
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Biography
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:17
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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A Table of Imagination

We laid our dreams
on a table of imagination at
high school’s last event
a valedictorian promising
futures fulfilled--

exciting careers
promotions within
enhanced opportunities
but not mentioned
was a distinctiveness of reality—

broken promises
and lost relationships
a jargon
of downsizing
and missed opportunities.

We tasted them all. Yet
not all inherited these
woes. There was much success
the grandeur of travelling
a world view and an avenue
of excitement--
also family and love.

(c) 2017 Richard L. Provencher