Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Expect Nothing


Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
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  • Veteran Poet - 2,584 Points Patricia Grantham (10/15/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    I love this poem that is full of much wisdom.
    Also there is a sense of humbleness that
    encircles this write. Leave room for surprise. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,524 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/22/2014 10:11:00 AM)

    We can have expectations but no more than we can achieve someday. When we are unable to achieve the expected we must not be disenchanted or disillusioned.Also compassion to fellow human being is a positive behaviour as well as good for community goodness. A good poem any way to read and self awareness. It likes much and also being it short one small is beautiful anyway so says. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,655 Points Dave Walker (3/11/2012 12:43:00 PM)

    A really fantastic poem, short but to the point, love it.
    May i invite you to read my poem called,
    Holy Man. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kainwo Moses (7/12/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    The world would be a better place if all were to live like this expecting nothing. The world would be rid of suicides. My ambitious spirit tells me I can. Yes I can! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Glorr Kkk (5/8/2008 10:58:00 AM)

    this poem is soo inspirational<3.
    i have to do a huge assignment on alice walker
    and thank god i found this poem.
    it makes my day. (Report) Reply

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