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Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask For Everything

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Don’t be like those who ask for everything:
praise, a blurb, a free ride in my rented
limousine. They ask for everything but never offer
anything in return.
Be like those who can see that my feet ache
from across a crowded room
that a foot rub
if I’m agreeable
never mind the staring
is the best way to smile

& say hello
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John Richter 25 January 2016

Again.... lovely... Glad to see this one made poem of the day!

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John Richter 01 May 2015

You are absolutely timeless Alice Walker. You have just found your greatest fan.

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Manonton Dalan 25 January 2016

this are the new generation of this planet they ask for everything..hehehhee also blame somebody else besides themselves

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 July 2019

Be like those who can see that my feet ache from across a crowded room that a foot rub if I’m agreeable... very fine poem. Tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 February 2019

They ask for everything but never offer anything in return. Be like those who can see that my feet ache. giving before receiving........ thank u. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 November 2020

Don’t be like those who ask for everything/// yes; don't be like those who ask only exchange; do not know how to leave or sacrifice the greed; do not know how to offer others without any asking or barter; be liberal thru the mind; leave the greed of earthy anything, leave the ephemeral everything; be generous; be charitable withing loving heart and do welfare to beautify this universe

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Khairul Ahsan 05 November 2020

Not to ask for anything from others, rather to give something if possible, is a family teaching. Charity begins at home. Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 November 2020

Say hello to me! ! ! Able to care for me! * Caregiving. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rocky Whatever 05 November 2020

make not that to ASK anthing love should be giving

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SY Wong 05 November 2020

By looking at your pic i've already like you. What you have said is true.

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