Be Not Surprised

© Jay Harden

Child, I am
Your different example,
Another possibility
For you to choose.
The chance to expand;
The other, the lesser,
So you won’t be disappointed.
Decide what you want,
What you need for you,
What you can do.
The only real limitation
Is the one you create,
So create none.
Let the hope
Of your heart
Lead your head.
Ask for all you dare,
And harm none,
Especially yourself.
When the gifts descend,
Enjoy each one –
And be not surprised.


September 3, 2008
O’Fallon, Missouri