Count Your Blessings

Poem By Tom Higgins

Often circumstances can conspire,
to make a life's experience dire.
If this should ever happen to you,
this is what you ought to do.
Look around yourself to see,
if there is a worse place you could be,
and usually you'll find 'tis so,
there's somewhere worse where you could go,
and the poor beggars dwelling there,
have many more woes about which to care,
so count your blessings and sing in praise.
You're better off than them, oh happy days!

Comments about Count Your Blessings

great work tom 10 for you, count your blessings i will give you ten
How true and honestly revealing! I Iike the choice of words and the lighthearted simplicity of the poem. Lovely!


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