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