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“Great Expectations”

“Great Expectations”

By Laxmi Parmeswar

 I can make winners of some

While devastating few others

How and where do I first come?

Nature, self, Fathers. Mothers?


Look within and nurture me

In others, don’t try to find me

Use me to fulfill your dreams

Don’t give up in rocky streams


My relationship with performance

Sometimes grounded in substance

I can drive many to success

And destroy when in excess


I play a critical role in relationships

Lovers, children, family, friendships

Don’t turn me into an entitlement

It’s a sure path to disappointment


I help when in moderation

Treat me as a supposition

I am a sure possibility

When based in reality


Don’t confuse me with an aspiration

Don’t connect me to your happiness

Just use me as a simple motivation

Don’t blame me for your bleakness


Understand my ability to empower

On a hot day as a soothing shower

I am referred to as “an expectation”

Not a promise, just a calculation!


As Eli Khamarov said, “The best things in life are unexpected- because there were no expectations.”