Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 30, 2014, 01:30:22 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632391
  • Total Topics: 47892
  • Online Today: 294
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: I walked a mile with pleasure ...  (Read 6441 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Lostgirl

  • Member
  • Posts: 58
I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« on: November 06, 2008, 12:16:58 PM »
Many years ago, when my first husband left me (gosh, did I really think that was the worst thing that could happen in my life?) I found the following poem, cut it out and framed it.  It hung on my kitchen wall, near the door, where I could read it every day.  It is packed away, while my present husband and I live overseas, but I still think of it often.  I love it and it helped me greatly to achieve a sense of having learned so much from troubled times and how to deal with any future problems that were thrown my way.

Well the last year has proved to be a real curve ball!  Emotions have been strained, relationships tested, my mental and physical health challenged but through it all I have still recalled these words and feel that, although short and to the point, they sum up life for me. If I can learn just one thing from troubled times, it seems to bring reason to madness.   I hope it can help others in some way.

I Walked A Mile With Pleasure

I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne'er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When sorrow walked with me.

Robert Browning Hamilton

Wishing you all well.
Lorraine
Lostgirl

Offline emeraldize

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,335
Re: I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 03:06:52 PM »
Lorraine

This is a great little piece that I'm going to print out for my sister whose husband died in late July.

Your timing is perfect.

Em

Offline 27years

  • Member
  • Posts: 145
  • What I did for love I will still do it for love
Re: I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 07:28:31 AM »
That has lifted my spirits up today, I will frame the poem and hang it on my door it will be a must read for me everyday.
Nobody dies a virgin life screws us all up

Offline OneTampa

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,104
  • "Butterflies are free."
Re: I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 12:46:35 PM »
I have had frequent and recent spurts of reflective moments thinking about friends and family no longer here.  This poem sums up those moments perfectly.

Thank you for posting.
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline coiyass

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 09:34:39 PM »
That is a beutiful poem! Thanks so much for sharing. I think I have learned alot from walking with sorrow since I have been positive. But I think one of the best things I have learned is that I am strong person and I can live through a lot of pain and still wake up in the morning and continue on.

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.