Nikki Giovanni

Knoxville, Tennessee
Nikki Giovanni
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Choices

Rating: 4.4
If i can't do
what i want to do
then my job is to not
do what i don't want
to do
It's not the same thing
but it's the best i can
do

If i can't have
what i want... then
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Savita Tyagi 13 May 2021
We can't always have or say what we want. The best we can do is to enjoy what we have.
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 December 2020
When i can't express what i really feel i practice feeling what i can express and none of it is equal I know but that's why mankind alone among the animals learns to cry ~ yes; I think so; mankind can't do exactly what s/he wants; can't go where exactly s/he wants to go; can't express what exactly s/he wants to express; that's why everywhere feels alone though in crowded; beautiful poem; congrats from being selected again after one year as POD
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Luis Estable 22 December 2020
I do not know what this is. At times, you have to do what you do not want to do. There is no other choice or you do not put food on the table. This little poem applies only to selected few. Most of us can`t have the luxury to follow this advice.
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Jazz Soulmate 22 December 2020
poem is close to my heart because life sucks i need to make it better the line but that's why mankind alone among the animals learns to cry makes me cry
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Rajnish Manga 22 December 2020
A serious poem with a funny tone. Thanks.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 December 2020
Wonderful reiteration of the importance of compromise and molding one's desires as per situation in modern times for achieving success. A well deserved modern poem of the day.
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destiny 25 August 2020
some words that stood out to me was mankind " alone among the animals learn to cry
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Jake from State Farm 02 June 2020
Remember folks! I'm always here for y'all.
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 December 2019
beautiful poem/// this poem encourages to do what you cannot do; encourages to feel what you cannot feel comfortably; encourages to serve where you are hindered practically; yeah, be brave heart to do on the theme of welfare, on the base of philanthropy
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Kevin Patrick 22 December 2019
learning that life is about compromising once life, we can not do what he want, but we do what we can, Giovanni provides true wisdom.
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