Hard Luck Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Hard Luck

Rating: 3.3


Ain't no use as I can see
In sittin' underneath a tree
An' growlin' that your luck is bad,
An' that your life is extry sad;
Your life ain't sadder than your neighbor's
Nor any harder are your labors;
It rains on him the same as you,
An' he has work he hates to do;
An' he gits tired an' he gits cross,
An' he has trouble with the boss;
You take his whole life, through an' through,
Why, he's no better off than you.

If whinin' brushed the clouds away
I wouldn't have a word to say;
If it made good friends out o' foes
I'd whine a bit, too, I suppose;
But when I look around an' see
A lot o' men resemblin' me,
An' see 'em sad, an' see 'em gay
With work t' do most every day,
Some full o' fun, some bent with care,
Some havin' troubles hard to bear,
I reckon, as I count my woes,
They're 'bout what everybody knows.

The day I find a man who'll say
He's never known a rainy day,
Who'll raise his right hand up an' swear
In forty years he's had no care,
Has never had a single blow,
An' never known one touch o' woe,
Has never seen a loved one die,
Has never wept or heaved a sigh,
Has never had a plan go wrong,
But allas laughed his way along;
Then I'll sit down an' start to whine
That all the hard luck here is mine.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Adeeb Alfateh 28 June 2019

Has never seen a loved one die, Has never wept or heaved a sigh, Has never had a plan go wrong, But allas laughed his way along; Then I'll sit down an' start to whine That all the hard luck here is mine. great writing great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Malik rukhsaar 17 April 2019

I really like these poems

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Rajendra Rout 25 September 2017

i am very happ to read your poem.thanks for shairing...10++++

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Kinyua Karanja 20 June 2016

Awesome poem all of us has a hard luck like everyday in our life, but, the truth is hard luck spares no one, there is no need to quit for something that has gone against our plan and wish.

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* Sunprincess * 29 August 2015

.........an excellent write....and beautifully said, everyone has hard luck at some time in life ?

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Edgar Albert Guest

Birmingham / England
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