But what did I expect?
When I tell a friend the truth
When I once and for all
Set a boundary
Did I expect a hug
Did I expect thank you
Did I expect respect.
But what did I expect?
When I have had enough pretense
When I get up and stand up
To even the playing field
Did I expect encouragement
Did I expect a pat on my back
Did I expect my friend to be there
But what did I expect?
When I smile
Ask nothing in return
But what did I expect?
© Sheryl Stark and Wonders of Jamaica, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts …and I do not considered myself to be an expert…and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sheryl Stark and Wonders of Jamaica with proper and specific direction to the original content and pictures. Thanks.

About Sheryl Teach Stark

Hi my name is Sheryl. I am a Humanitarian, Blogger, and a gardener. I love all music, but reggae more so. I cannot tell you everything about me here, so follow me on facebook: http://facebook.com/sheryl.stark and on twitter @givingirl. One Love.
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4 Responses to Expectations

  1. Kristin Brænne says:


  2. Pingback: Mid-April test run for railway service – News – Jamaica Star – April 1, 2011 « My Blog

  3. Thanks Sheryl- It is a terrific poem.

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