Almedia Knight Oliver


Expectation - Poem by Almedia Knight Oliver

Give yourself
The gift of lowered expectation,
Accept life and its messiness,
You can't amend
Nor wish it away, so
Lower the bar, so
All can walk under, for
What it is
Is what it is.


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  • (7/5/2010 3:21:00 AM)

    ‘High expectation
    Unforced proliferation
    Staying at lows
    Free from foes’ ~ niv …Expectation never dies …higher it is discontentment shines…best is to be without expectation…let the palms be earth faced than sky faced…excellent poem packed with wisdom for newer/next gen.….thanks Ma’am for sharing…
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10
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  • (6/7/2010 11:10:00 AM)

    Sometimes we set our standards to high, creating mind sets. I have learnt recently to let go of certain things, I am a lot happier. This poem spoke to Me. Great write. Love D (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/4/2010 6:45:00 PM)

    Give yourself
    The gift of lowered expectation,
    Accept life and its messiness,
    You can’t amend... accept the reality of life n see it in right perspective by lying low... so nice ma'me....10
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  • (11/24/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    Wise and compact nub of truth. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2009 9:41:00 PM)

    what it is
    is what it is
    a poem in itself this attitude to take things as they are without expectation
    a wisdom piece mam
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  • (9/5/2009 1:34:00 AM)

    Wise words. Liked it.
    Vanita.
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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (8/20/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    a kind and beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • (6/25/2009 10:03:00 AM)

    A reality well described in words. one should always
    have less expectations from others for this is the only
    way one can live happy.
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  • Saadat Tahir (5/3/2009 1:19:00 AM)

    Hi favourite Alm...; -)
    these are lines that sprout only under ahuge and weathered shady tree

    inspirational and atonce solemn
    very simple and phenomenal

    thanx for this peek into the wobbly mirror of life
    cheers
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 1, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 4, 2012


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