Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

What It Is You Have To Offer

Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

this could be the beginning
of something beautiful
but i musn't plan the future

i will extract no promises
from you and i in turn
can promise you nothing

i can be free enough to
be myself with you but i
can only hope you feel the same

and most of all i expect
nothing of you for it is then and
only then i can enjoy what it is you have to offer

Comments about What It Is You Have To Offer by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (11/7/2005 3:06:00 PM)

    Definitely the best way to go about it, Faith! . Good explanation. Sincerely Ernestine(Report)Reply

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  • ***** ********* (11/7/2005 7:01:00 AM)

    Perfect sense, but it is so hard not to extract promises imo. My husband used a regular line with friends new and old, he would say. 'that's what I like about being friends, you don't want anything from me and I don't want anything from you! ' it is so true that we expect so much from family and lovers. We should treat them more like our friends, it is very hard, where most families and too many lovers are concerned! lol Excellent write Faith. 10 from me. Grinning, learning Tai(Report)Reply

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  • Cj HeckCj Heck (11/7/2005 6:26:00 AM)

    So true, and beautifully expressed.
    Warmest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005