It's Fine Today Poem by Douglas Malloch

It's Fine Today

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Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord, I've had enough and double
Reason for complaint;
Rain and storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns and brambles have beset me
On the road — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

What's the use of always weepin',
Making trouble last?
What's the use of always keepin'
Thinkin' of the past?
Each must have his tribulation —
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain't no celebration,
Trouble? — I've had mine —
But today is fine!

It's today that I am livin',
Not a month ago.
Havin'; losin'; takin'; givin';
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way,
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

Star Angel 17 August 2019

parts of this was taken from a speech give by Martin Luther King

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Re90069 11 July 2022

Douglas Malloch died in 1938, long before MLK made his first speech.

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Linda Cygan 28 January 2018

I have this poem on my kitchen wall.Received from my Great Aunt.

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Douglas Malloch

Douglas Malloch

Muskegon, Michigan
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