Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Alice Walker Poems

1. Working Class Hero 3/16/2012
2. You Want To Grow Old Like The Carters 3/16/2012
3. Word Reaches Us 3/16/2012
4. Turning Madness Into Flowers #1 3/16/2012
5. The Tree Of Life Has Fallen 3/16/2012
6. When You Thought Me Poor 3/16/2012
7. Knowing You Might Some Day Come 3/16/2012
8. To Change The World Enough 3/16/2012
9. What It Feels Like 3/16/2012
10. From: Poems To My Girls 3/16/2012
11. Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask For Everything 3/16/2012
12. Our Martyr 3/16/2012
13. If I Was President 3/16/2012
14. Before I Leave The Stage 3/16/2012
15. What Makes The Dalai Lama Lovable? 3/16/2012
16. The Ways Of Water 3/16/2012
17. When You See Water 3/16/2012
18. Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit 3/16/2012
19. A Picture Story For The Curious 3/16/2012
20. Going Out To The Garden 3/16/2012
21. She 3/16/2012
22. Torture 3/16/2012
23. Remember 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

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

    Expect Nothing


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    44 person did not like.
  • 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

Our Martyr

When the people
have won a victory
whether small
or large
do you ever wonder
at that moment
where the martyrs
might be?
They who sacrificed

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