Because it rains when we wish it wouldn’t,

Because men do what they often shouldn’t,

Because crops fail, and plans go wrong-

Some of us grumble all day long.

But somehow in spite of the care and doubt,

It seems at last that things work out.


Because we lose where we hoped to gain,

Because we suffer a little pain,

Because we must work when we’d like to play-

Some of us whimper along life’s way.

But somehow, as the day always follows the night,

Most of our troubles work out all right.


Because we cannot forever smile,

Because we must trudge in dust awhile,

Because we think that the way is long,

Some of us whimper that life’s all wrong.

But somehow we live and our sky grows bright-

And everything seems to work out all right.


So bend your trouble and meet your care,

For the clouds must break and the sky grow fair,

Let the rain come down, as it must and will,

But keep on working and hoping still.

For in spite of the grumblers who stand about-

Somehow, it seems, all things work out.

-Edgar A. Guest.



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  1. Lovely. 🙂 Here is another poem by Edgar A. Guest you may like:

    Answered Prayer

    I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
    I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
    I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
    I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
    I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
    I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
    I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
    I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
    I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
    I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
    I received nothing that I asked for, all that I hoped for.
    Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
    I am, among all men, most blessed…

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