Why Don’t You Laugh

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History can teach us so many lessons – a poem written in 1899 still holds a message for us today.

Why Don’t You Laugh?

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Original Publisher of “Success” Magazine - From the “Independent.” 

 

“Why don’t you laugh, young (wo)man, when troubles come,
Instead of sitting ’round so sour and glum?
You cannot have all play,
And sunshine every day;
When troubles come, I say, why don’t you laugh?

“Why don’t you laugh? ‘T will ever help to soothe
The aches and pains. No road in life is smooth;
There’s many an unseen bump,
And many a hidden stump
O’er which you’ll have to jump. Why don’t you laugh?

“Why don’t you laugh? Don’t let your spirits wilt;
Don’t sit and cry because the milk you’ve spilt;
If you would mend it now,
Pray let me tell you how:
Just milk another cow! Why don’t you laugh?

“Why don’t you laugh, and make us all laugh, too,
And keep us mortals all from getting blue?
A laugh will always win;
If you can’t laugh, just grin,-
Come on, let’s all join in! Why don’t you laugh?

 

Copyright © 2010 Sharon Michaels – All Rights Reserved

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