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Poetry Of Life's Expectations

Updated on April 25, 2014
By: Gregory Frank Harris
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What do we expect from life?

What is life if not what we live?

What is living if not our choices?

What are choice's responsibilities?

Will we dwell every day in sorrow?

Will we bury our blessings with grief?

Life's sight has more fondness

than experiences of loathe.

Life's expectations needs realism.

Realism is authenticity, truth...verism.

Existences is being... not dying.

What do we expect from life?

If not our own harvest, reap... yielding.

For whatever a man sows will be his fruit.

Expectations are to be analyzed

Leaving behind
Leaving behind

Do you have life expectations?

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Expectation is defined as:

  • The act or the state of expecting
  • The act or state of looking forward to or anticipating
  • Having hope
  • Having trust

Mine, yours and our expectations

Your expectations vs mine
Your expectations vs mine


We could cry, howl, lament or let the blues get on top of us. And it is not bad, because that is human nature. The thing is, what happens to us is mostly a product of our own decisions and when not, we should know the difference in what could be changed and what has to be accepted. Our choices walk hand in hand with our expectations. Our expectations may be high or low toward reality.

There is so much written, therapies and pills for positive thoughts and how to deal with sadness, stress or depression. Our life expectation ought to be based on realism and carefully handled. This prevents frustration from false or wrong expectations. The main fact is that if we don't have our own expectations, somebody else may have intentions of wanting followers like us; we need to:

"be sober, be vigilant; because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking who he may devour." (1 Peter chapter 5::8).

All these readings, counseling and things in benefit of our well being are good, since they are tools to enable us in making choices.

1 Peter 1:13, says:

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."

Don't expect others to provide your expectations always

Real needs
Real needs

Learning from others

Having our own life expectations gives us directions. They are goals. They become the target that give purpose to existence. History is the mirror which ought to reflect our life expectations. It prevents and gives open doors; or keys to open closed doors.

I do not follow the lives of actors, but there are some specific personalities that what they have walked through help our path designs... our life expectations.

  • Patricia Neal was a beautiful actress that aging never took her internal beauty, reflecting always through her physical. Our life expectations are to be traced on the reality of aging.
  • Michael Landon was a genuine actor that teaches us to confront natures unexpected happenings, even when our life expectations will change or require the need of adaption.
  • Ramon Lorenzo Falcon was a militant that made choices against the approval of many and yet was honored. Politicians, governors and leaders make decisions reclined in orders or laws, we cannot recline our life expectations by their speech or acts.

Patricia Neal

Famous Patricia Life's expectations
Famous Patricia Life's expectations

Views on life's expectations by Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal (1926 - 2010)

"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations".

Views on life's expectations by Michael Landon

Michael Landon, (1936 -1991)

"I don't have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments."

Assassination of R. Falcon

Death of R. Falcon
Death of R. Falcon

Views on life's expectations by R. Falcon

R. Falcon (1885 - 1909)

"Each day is a brand new opportunity to be Jesus to the world."

Peace and hope

Life is not easy but neither is it impossible. Just remember for whatever a man sows will be his fruit.

I trust that God's life expectations for us are the ones in Jeremiah 29:11:

"For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."

I added the video below, because the lyrics are some how what many live. I believe in God; the song says he doesn't, but that he fears his wrath.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks to the three of you. Filkman, I need to understand the Peter Pan thing.

      Kenneth, thanks for lifting me up again. Reading and writing pours out our inside. We meet in the ocean of inspiration and the hope of a better world.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      12/13/2011. . .LastHeart, GREAT read. Very moving; Sensitive and Wise. LOVE your style. And talent as well. Voted UP and away on this work and I urge YOU to keep up your work for no telling at the lives your writing will touch. Your profile didn't have a CONTACT slot to leave you card of thanks (for following me) so if its okay, I want to leave it here.

      Please read:

      I am Honored to send You, My New Creative Writer Friend, Last Heart, a Special hello.

      I am Very Glad that you are in my world. And pray that you will not be too bored with my hubs. And you may write me anytime. I love to hear what my friends are doing.

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      Da Filkman 6 years ago

      "So here you are, with your faith

      And your Peter Pan advice

      You have no scars on your face

      And you cannot handle pressure"--Billy Joel

      The above song is brutal and clear: if you were brought up with all the advantages i.e. social stature, money, physical attributes etc...I do NOT want to hear what you have to say to my real-world struggles of bills, health issues, depression--like MOST of us wrestle with daily.

      It really means something coming from someone like you,, who have faced some enormous challenges down and defeated them with God's sword and power! And you've learned how to get back up again. I'm lubbin' dis hubbin'...God bless you both :)

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      Greg Boudonck 6 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Another great hub honey; beautifully written with your own special touch. Voted beautiful.