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There’s one truth that comes through me
For those who’d stop and listen
If you can’t handle misery
And you hate those tears to glisten
Then here’s some really good advice
Don’t have those expectations
Expectation be the thing
That causes war twixt nations.

Expectations are the beast
That sweeps throughout our land
Everyone has many of them
Though they don’t understand
It’s because of expectations
That friendships rip to shreds
It causes many hearts to bleed
And torture in the head.

I’m dropping expectations
It’s pretty hard to do
And yet it’s worth the effort
I know that this be true
Sometimes I might slip a bit
But this don’t mean a thing
Cause it’s all within the trying
That makes the warm heart sing

14 January 2014 1007hrs.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
    This poem is a masterpiece. I really mean it Peter. The flow of this poem is perfect. This is one of my favorite poems. When you write like this, it shows how good of a poet you really are.....Roger

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 3:41:00 PM
    such words of wisdom here, my friend

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 4:30:00 PM
    Oh such a wonderful and excellent write my friend. I love it my friend, write back soon! :) hugs my friend, hugs. :)

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:24:00 AM
    Hello Peter, I am light on life, good to the folks around me.. LOL, but I have high expectations... Does that make me a bad person. Love the truth you pin pointed... extra hugs... Linda

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 4:53:00 AM
    Expectations can cause great problems within a marriage also..If the spouse sets the bar too high for their mate..Most of the time we are not aware that the problem is our expectations though..Enjoyed your work this morn.Your presence at my work is always uplifting...Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/14/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Problem is Sara, that it is a very hard thing to change, but it's nice trying. Thank you for your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 2:10:00 AM
    Expectations, difficult to give up cuz, we have so many of them , but it would be worth a try, actions speak louder than words, so just maybe I will give it a go ! Xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/14/2014 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You can have them as long as you don't take them too seriously when they let you down. How are you Cuz, nice of you to visit my site....peetterxxxx.
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 12:41:00 AM
    hmmm, it would be interesting to hear a song composed that would be based on the theme of expectations. Has it ever been done ? Though I have heard of Great Expectations by Dickens, at least in literature. A very interesting topic for poetry! Some expectations could be called our "dreams" and yes, I have nearly dropped all mine by now!! (thanks to "friends" like January and their lame promises. haha)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/14/2014 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I still have many myself, but I have learned not to take them too seriously. Yes I guess it would be nice to write a song about these expectations. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 11:34:00 PM
    Yes as Ilene said very hard to drop expectations, if only you could teach us all, excellent write my dear.....Luv........Ve.x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/14/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If only I could actually practice what I preach though...Lol. It's so easy to write things down. Thank you my love, for your kind comments....Peterxxxxxxx
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 9:15:00 PM
    hey peter! great poem, but if you really figure out how to drop expectations, let me in on the secret. i think it's much too hard for most of us to do that...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/13/2014 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Words are easier said than done Ilene, all one can do is watch the thoughts and expectations with interest. And these things will slowly drop. It has been a long trail for me, my friend, but my life is growing very peaceful these days. And it's lots of fun peter