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Offline Lostgirl

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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.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: I walked a mile with pleasure ...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 03:06:52 PM »

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.


Offline 27years

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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

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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

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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.


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