Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's MY Turn!

Yes! It's my turn for an extremely lame post. It's late and I really don't have anything much to say for my post today.

But I'm posting.

Especially since the Princess didn't post yesterday!

I've decided to post one of my favorite poems. No, it's not Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poe or any of those other high falutin' folks all my friends like to quote...it says its anonymous. Feel free to chime in with the correct author if you know it and I'll give the proper credit.


Never Trouble Trouble

There's a cheery little proverb
It is very well to heed,
In a world where pain and sorrow
Are quite plentiful indeed.
If you would not have them double,
Then keep this well in view,
To never trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you.

Don't think when storm clouds gather
You are certain to be drowned;
The very darkest tempest
May quickly blow around.
And up above the blackness
Shines evermore the blue;
So never trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you.

Ofttimes a gloomy morning
Precedes a sunny day;
So, without a word of warning
Our trials slip away.
What pangs we oft have suffered
From ills we never knew!
So never trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you.

Quit climbing all the ridges
You may never have to cross.
Quit climbing all the ridges
Of future pain and loss.
Trudge on and do your duty,
To God and conscience true,
And never trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you.

-Author anonymous



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5 Click here to Comment!:

Laura said...

I stand corrected.

But at least you had something to post.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Sharing a poem is not lame! And besides, there's some tasty nuggets of truth tucked up in there! :-)

It reminds me of a book I'm reading (one of them!) called "Love the Lord with All Your Mind" by Elizabeth George. She teaches that we need to only thing about what is true and real, and stop imagining what COULD happen. :-) Good book...and a good word!

Kelley said...

I've never heard that one before! It's almost as good as your beer commercials (haha...I do crack myself up).

MamaHenClucks said...

I love poetry. I was actually just reading your side bar quotes, too. All little nuggets to glean from!

kimbosha said...

Just catching up ... love the posts.