Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Expect Nothing - Poem by Alice Walker

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
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Comments about Expect Nothing by Alice Walker

  • Gold Star - 5,579 Points John Richter (5/1/2015 7:19:00 AM)

    Wish for nothing larger than your own small heart..... Those words surround and define my entire soul Alice.... I love your poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 37,871 Points Rajnish Manga (3/20/2015 1:04:00 AM)

    There is no end to desires. What is needed is how to tame this headstrong horse to be at peace with the world around us. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 52,850 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (2/15/2015 7:04:00 AM)

    Tame wild disappointment
    With caress unmoved and cold
    Make of it a parka
    For your soul.- -Really it is too necessary to lead a peaceful life. Very nicely envisioned the poem Expect nothing.Words choice is very good. Many htanks respected Alice madam. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,740 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 - 45,332 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

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Bernard Snyder (3/20/2014 12:04:00 PM)

    The people of the world wouldnt be so disappointed if they didn't have any expectations! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Low Law (2/21/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    this is really really bad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 64 Points Albert Price (3/20/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    Live frugally - - - let surprises energize. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,600 Points Michael Morgan (3/20/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    Wonderful stoical sentiments economically unrolled. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,127 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 Karen Deeks (3/10/2012 5:00:00 AM)

    Beautiful words so finely put... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 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

  • Rookie Mattie Jay (5/5/2008 2:33:00 PM)

    inspiring and inciteful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Blue angel Florida (9/21/2007 7:50:00 PM)

    'Expect Nothing' Experience Everything. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mo. (8/11/2007 1:52:00 PM)

    Inspirational Poem! (Report) Reply

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