Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Alice Walker Poems

1. You Want To Grow Old Like The Carters 3/16/2012
2. Working Class Hero 3/16/2012
3. Word Reaches Us 3/16/2012
4. When You Thought Me Poor 3/16/2012
5. The Ways Of Water 3/16/2012
6. Turning Madness Into Flowers #1 3/16/2012
7. Knowing You Might Some Day Come 3/16/2012
8. What It Feels Like 3/16/2012
9. The Tree Of Life Has Fallen 3/16/2012
10. If I Was President 3/16/2012
11. To Change The World Enough 3/16/2012
12. Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask For Everything 3/16/2012
13. From: Poems To My Girls 3/16/2012
14. What Makes The Dalai Lama Lovable? 3/16/2012
15. Our Martyr 3/16/2012
16. Before I Leave The Stage 3/16/2012
17. Going Out To The Garden 3/16/2012
18. When You See Water 3/16/2012
19. A Picture Story For The Curious 3/16/2012
20. Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit 3/16/2012
21. She 3/16/2012
22. Remember 3/16/2012
23. Torture 3/16/2012
24. Be Nobody's Darling 3/16/2012
25. I Will Keep Broken Things 3/16/2012
26. Desire 3/16/2012
27. Expect Nothing 1/13/2003

Comments about Alice Walker

  • Dr Abhilasha Dr Abhilasha (5/1/2015 4:53:00 AM)

    Walker voiced her angst wonderfully and effectively with all her fighting spirit.

    23 person liked.
    5 person did not like.
  • Stephen Olufemi Omolara Stephen Olufemi Omolara (5/1/2015 2:33:00 AM)

    Wow! What a fighter she is.

  • Paul Sebastian Paul Sebastian (3/22/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    Good advice on living frugally when you have little. Great!

  • Low Law (2/21/2014 9:36:00 AM)

    this is not a poem…in fact most of alice waker's 'poems' are not poems. these do not speak to me, nor do they touch me, intrigue me or mean something. to all of you who look at these poems and believe they have some deep and revolutionary meaning, think again. all this stuff it just sounds like political nagging and complaint, and frankly its tiring me. just because she has some sort of an important name does not make her every product a piece of art. wake up people! think for yourselves for a moment, if i told you that her poems were made by a five year old you would not take it seriously right? so why act as if these are master pieces? ? they're not! i like poems, i love it when they are smart, rhyme, cute, or sad, painful, depressing or even modern poems i don't mind, but this… this is ridiculous.

  • Michael Warner Michael Warner (3/20/2012 4:17:00 PM)

    Expect Nothing


  • John Wallace (3/20/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    I am very touched by, and enjoyed your poem Blessed are the poor in spirit. It managed to say something I have been trying to communicate for some time now.

  • Albert Price Albert Price (2/1/2011 6:08:00 PM)

    The poem 'Expect Nothing' gives me the sensation of unscrewing a lightbulb in total darkness. The expectation is boundless.

  • Mo. (8/11/2007 1:50:00 PM)

    Amazing Author!
    Her novel, ''The Color Purple, ''
    Won both the Pulitzer prize and
    The American book award.

Best Poem of 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.

Read the full of Expect Nothing

Word Reaches Us

Word reaches us

that you are sleeping, sleeping.


we have turned to the sea.

We encounter among others

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