Randy McClave

Gold Star - 11,066 Points (Ashland, Kentucky)

Waiting For A Thank You - Poem by Randy McClave

Do not ever expect a thank you
When you do a favor for a friend,
Do not seek their gratitude as a revenue
If you do so, then do not ever borrow or lend.
It is always better to give than it is to receive
And sometimes it is better to wish than to believe;
For a reward, don't ever expect praise or a flirt
Then you will not ever be offended with feelings hurt.

When for a friend you do them a favor
Do it, but do not expert any gifts or applauds in return,
Enjoy your kindness, and on that goodness just savor,
But, forget about expecting gratitude and just learn.
A mother goes into labor and gives birth to her child
Someday an estranged husband and wife are reconciled;
Pennies and wishes together in a jar are always collected
Praise is a gift, it should be known and not expected.

Randy L. McClave

Topic(s) of this poem: gratitude


Comments about Waiting For A Thank You by Randy McClave

  • Kelly Kurt (3/20/2015 2:43:00 PM)


    Very true reflections. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2015



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