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Poet deVine
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What are your expectations? Either in life or here at Passions.
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Forgive me for being cliche... PEACE and LOVE...
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Ya know what they say Sharon ...
"expect nothing and you wont be disappointed"

*sigh* for me, now,-- "expect" is such a big word.
I personally try not to expect anything anymore ... perhaps, I'm too afraid of what the (my) future holds, or maybe its because I cant live up to my own expectations...
( I know I know...serious couch time conversation ) *smile*
Maybe because I've lost so many of those I loved most in the last few years, I dont like to think ahead...or perhaps Im just so complacent now...but instead of "expecting" I lean on the word "hope."
I hope we learn from our mistakes as individuals, and as one Mankind. I hope we learn to treat the earth and each other kinder, with more respect, more humanity.
As for Passions...some will come...some will go. I hope for all who cross thru here, they find inspiration and the release and healing that poetry allows us.
I hope my words made a difference for someone.
And Nan, your "cliche' expectations are something lovely to "hope" for
Peace and Poetry.
respectfully,
jm
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This is one topic I'd like to join. Not so much what I expect as it is what I hope for. When I'm dead and gone, I hope someone will here my name and say, "If it wasn't for that lady I may not have come this far."
It is not anything someone has to say to me, it's just I do want to make a positive impression on someone in their life. How I live my life can give hope to others that they can live with struggle or whatever, and still be able to face the next day with the feeling of hope and to know they are never completly alone.
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I expect my niece or nephew, my very first one, right now!

Bub is actually a little overdue, but I'm so excited, it's like having Christmas all over again!

Bec

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-Winnie-the-Pooh

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I find it interesting that the word hope is being used instead of expect. Does 'expect' have a bad connotation?

quote:

TRANSITIVE VERB: 1a. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a telephone call; expects rain on Sunday. b. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon.
2. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
3. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
4. Informal To presume; suppose.  


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I'm like Janet Marie, I have learned not to have unrealistic expectations. Last year I lost 3 people to death and 2 good friends. My future is shaky and I'm doing the best I can just to get through the day, sometimes reading the poetry helps, sometimes not... I can't live up to my own expectations all the time and am struggling to get out of the cycle of failure. I guess I expect to grow as a person/writer whether here or anywhere and keep the good and remember that from everyone who has been in my life and anyone whose lives I have been in....guess that's my thoughts on the subject.

Kathleen--(Kay)
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This is a difficult question for me. At first I thought I had no expectations, but not so...there is a certain amount of expectation born strictly from habit, that certain actions will produce predictable reactions. Thus are cushions of our comfort zones, yanno? I think part of my limbo at this juncture in my life is that as a result of personal losses in the past year, I have come to realize that life is ephemeral; and perhaps I should not realistically expect ANYTHING. I also realized too, that I have placed the burden of expectation conveniently at a distance from myself, and quite unfairly put my expectations on others. Quite an evasion of personal responsibility, doncha think? I am not even sure if this is an answer to your question, but it did spawn a lot of self examination...but I expect that there will be a lot more of that in the future!
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I expect tomorrow will come-- and I plan on sleeping in for a change.

Then, if I am up in time for lunch, I expect I will drive west on US176 to my favourite Mexican restaurant for a beef burrito, a beef taco, and a beef enchilada. Depending on what I have decided to do with the rest of the afternoon, I will have either iced tea or an Icehouse with my deliciously artery hardening meal.

Later on, I expect to eat several Tums tablets while mumbling to myself about the traffic congestion. I will probably decide it is a good time to put on some celtic music. This seems more effective than the Tums at times.

If it is raining I expect I will drive to a familiar spot and listen to a particular Edwin McCain song, if not I will drive to a different spot and listen to a different song by the same person.

Then, I expect I will smile and drive back home.

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
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Oh Jamie...I wanna do that too! But I guess it's too much to expect...sigh...
(celtic tunes, huh? hmmmm...)
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I expect to irritate certain people by the fact that I will most likely never lose my lopsided optimism...

I expect to smile long into my old age...

I expect to know far more tomorrow than I do today...

and I expect that when all is said and done, I will end up being a better person for having met all of you, whether visually or someday in person...
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I expect everyone to treat each other with kindness and respect - the Golden Rule type of treatment. A Great Expectation I know, but one I think could happen.
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I don't expect anything anymore because the more you set yourself up like that, the harder the fall.

If this is all the world has to offer, I want a refund on my life.

Titia Geertman
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I'll expect to hit the jackpot someday (hey a person can always hope LOL).

Expectations in life and Passion?
I expect a life IN Passion, but I've to work hard on that myself I guess.

Expectations: so many relationships go down by expecting too much or the wrong things.

In life? I expect to have a good, long life, but then...I may be dead tomorrow.

At Passions? When my first expectation comes thru, I'll expect to be here for a long, long time, but....what if Ron decides to stop being our lovely 'godfather'.

And third: I expect to be as livid as my mother is at 90 years of age. She's waiting for her internetconnection!!!

Titia

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14 posted 02-06-2002 08:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

My expectations? Pain and depression, as that's all I've been really dealt in this lifetime. I wish I could expect love and all that cool stuff, but when I'm not expecting it, it comes as such a surprise to me.

Sleep: The final frontier

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I expect to be treated as well as I treat others.
I expect that I will remain broke and lonely for some time to come-though I am striving to make that false.
I expect my granddaughter to love me(cause I know she does)-and thats about it.
Sandra
 
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