Morning Muses: a Work In Progress

A Work In Progress
Patty L. Fletcher
Inspired By
Expect Nothing
Poem By
Alice Walker

Good morning campbellsworld visitors and readers everywhere.
While awake in the wee hours of the morning I’ve been doing some reading.
I came across a poem that gave to me, great pause.
As I read the following words I realized I seriously needed to work on putting a stop to some of what is mentioned here.
At first, I chided myself for doing too much of these things and then I realized something.
All of us are a work in progress.
We are born knowing nothing more than hunger and need of love.
As we grow we begin to fall victim to the human needs, wants, and desires of the world.
We become who and what we are exposed to.
Our life experiences shape us.
How much control do we have over the shape we become?
I think a lot. I also think that over this past year or, so I have allowed that which I have experienced to do some shaping of myself that I do not wish, and I have decided I want rid of it.
I have also realized the shape as a whole is not all bad, and so I must work to keep the good that has come from all I’ve been through and leave off the bad.
I must release the anger, and bitterness.
I must embrace the good.
Read the poem below and ask yourself what of this you need to work on in the coming year.
If you like, comment on what you discover.
Thanks for dropping in and come again very soon.
Until next time this is Patty who knows she is a work in progress, and King Campbell who continues to help keep her in line saying…
May harmony find you. Blessid be.

Expect Nothing

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 a human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

~ Alice Walker ~

(Anything We Love Can Be Saved)

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