Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.
 
Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.
 
Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

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Robert L. Martin
about 4 years

Great philosophy. A good lesson People would be much better off if they took your advice. Well done

Ingeborg von Finsterwalde/Waltraud I Mack
about 4 years

Excellent poem Ms. Walker with advise we all should take to heart.

Richard Walker
almost 7 years

An excellent work, with truth in lines

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