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A Lament

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O well for him who lives at ease
With garnered gold in wide domain,
Nor heeds the splashing of the rain,
The crashing down of forest trees. -
O well for him who ne'er hath known
The travail of the hungry years,
A father grey with grief and tears,
A mother weeping all alone. -
But well for him whose feet hath trod
The weary road of toil and strife,

Yet from the sorrows of his life
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Joe Breunig 09 January 2014

A delightful piece; title doesn't do this poem justice; I'd suggest to be nearer..., but I know that he is deceased. -Joe Breunig, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

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Tom Allport 04 January 2017

with life's choices we hope for more.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 January 2017

Excellent piece written here++++++++++++++

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* Sunprincess * 17 October 2015

....truly extraordinary, touches my soul ?

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M Asim Nehal 28 May 2021

Awesome poem: Yet from the sorrows of his life Builds ladders to be nearer God.

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Amar Agarwala 10 December 2017

A brilliant composition about the travails of life.

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Rajnish Manga 09 January 2017

Wonderful piece of poetry. I first read it in my school. Thanks.

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 January 2017

Wide domain! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Seamus O Brian 04 January 2017

Blessings come even from deprivation, sometimes.

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