Charles Babbage


Expectations Vs. Hopes - Poem by Charles Babbage

keep no expectation
but lose no hope

expectations when met, kill surprises
expectations when unmet, bring demises
hopes when met, bring strength unsurpassed
hopes when unmet, bring fresh new hopes

hope that the sun will bless with its warmth
don't expect
feel the glory, if it does

hope that the morning will come with hugs
don't expect
feel the affection, if it does

hope that the night will shower twinkling stars
don't expect
feel the beauty, if it does

hope that every conversation brings closeness
don't expect
feel the relief, if it does

hope that every song is melodious
don't expect
feel the rhythm, if it is

hope that every breath is sweet smelled
don't expect
feel the sensation, if it is

hope that every eye contact is heartfelt
don't expect
feel the passion, if it is

hope that every thought is enlightening
don't expect
feel the satisfaction, if it is

hope that this poem will bring more analogies
don't expect
save from the disappointment, because it wont: P

Topic(s) of this poem: hope

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Expectations Vs. Hopes by Charles Babbage

  • (1/2/2016 1:39:00 PM)


    Hope against hope, and hope until the end. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (12/28/2015 7:08:00 PM)


    Piece of great elegance, nicely penned in poetic diction with conviction. An insightful look in the conceptual difference between both words in juxtaposition. Expectation implies almost certainty - it could be a good breakfast but very bad supper. It's a beautiful poem subtly written with depth of insight. Thanks for sharing Charles. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • B.m. Biswas (12/7/2015 10:44:00 AM)


    title tells that there is something...really we should restrain our hopes and expectation to be happy....nice thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2015 12:08:00 AM)


    Very amazing muse espousing Hope for almost every eventuality and expounding what one's reaction should be if a particular hope is met or otherwise. Enjoyed the poem with quite different perspective. Thanks for sharing.10+ points. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 12:04:00 AM)


    a fun poem, Charles. thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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