Suppose Poem by Phoebe Cary


Rating: 4.8

Suppose, my little lady,
Your doll should break her head,
Could you make it whole by crying
Till your eyes and nose are red?
And would n't it be pleasanter
To treat is as a joke;
And say you're glad ''Twas Dolly's
And not your head that broke?'

Suppose you're dressed for walking,
And the rain comes pouring down,
Will it clear off any sooner
Because you scold and frown?
And wouldn't it be nicer
For you to smile than pout,
And so make sunshine in the house
When there is none without?

Suppose your task, my little man,
Is very hard to get,
Will it make it easier
For you to sit and fret?
And wouldn't it be wiser
Than waiting like a dunce,
To go to work in earnest,
And learn the thing at once?

Suppose that some boys had a horse,
And some a coach and pair,
Will it tire you less by walking
To say, 'It is n't fair?'
And would n't it be nobler
To keep your temper sweet,
And in your heart be thankful
You can walk upon your feet?

And suppose the world don't please you,
Nor the way some people do,
Do you think the whole creation
Will be altered just for you?
And is n't it, my boy or girl,
The wisest, bravest plan,
Whatever comes, or does n't come,
To do the best you can?

Rose Marie Juan-austin 02 June 2021

A wonderful poem with a meaningful message. Very inspiring.

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nice poem.. no supposing.. it is sentiment that is hurt

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Savita Tyagi 02 June 2021

The most wonderful and positive poem about our attitude. So glad to be able to read and comment.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 June 2021

5 Stars full for this amazing Classic Poem Of The Day. Sounds daily and ordinary, but so sweetest told, SUPPOSEis a loveliest poem, truth must be told.

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Jose Gonzalez 02 June 2021

Always keep your head up no matter what it is you get nothing out of crying about it. Whatever the problem find the solution and get to it.

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