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Alice Walker - Expect Nothing

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

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Poet: Alice Walker
Poem: Expect Nothing
Volume: Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems
Poem of the Day: Jan 9 2011

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Comment 92 of 94, added on April 18th, 2014 at 1:30 AM.

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