Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask For Everything - Poem by Alice Walker

Don’t be like those who ask for everything:
praise, a blurb, a free ride in my rented
limousine. They ask for everything but never offer
anything in return.
Be like those who can see that my feet ache
from across a crowded room
that a foot rub
if I’m agreeable
never mind the staring
is the best way to smile
& say hello
to me.

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  • Gold Star - 5,642 Points John Richter (5/1/2015 7:21:00 AM)

    You are absolutely timeless Alice Walker. You have just found your greatest fan. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012

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