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Tell me of hope for the world is sad enough
Without my complaint to make it more tough;
Find new faces to give the heart cheer
And hold close all those who are most dear;
For earth knows the perpetual drain
Of persistant sorrow and unceasing pain.

Tell me of faith, for the world's better without 
Your dreams of folly and melancholy doubt;
If you trust in God and not in yourself
And will be able to put your doubts on a shelf
To give peace of mind so faith can come
Then no one will mind if your mouth is dumb.

Let's speak of health, this sad endless tale
Of human troubles that are boring and stale.
You cannot win or profit or please
By harping on the dischord of stubborn disease;
Say you feel fine, the world is good to you
And before you know, it will all come true.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Love the last two lines! (especially) Super couplet rhyming, flow, and an unflagging belief in the positive! Me too!!! Keith

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:11:00 AM
    on;t think I've ever seen this one before. It relates to your latest poem "the Complaint" in a similar message that just can't be gotten around. It is factual in the idea's employment. Well done, Lizzie. Good message and holds interest. Thanks alot for your nice comment on my poem.

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 6:42:00 AM
    can i be criticle? this piece contains some great lines and ideals. but i can see places and lines that take away some of the glitter. fix those lines and you will have a masterpiece. T. S.

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 2:38:00 PM
    one after reading this, feels this wonderful poem had to be written. and who better than you. hope your painting is coming on. harry

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 2:41:00 PM
    faith is the hope,,,and the evidence of things we cannot see,,,i love the story great poem,, to share this is a mighty blessing...

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 11:53:00 AM
    What a great poem of hope...I made it one of my favorites...take care............George

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 2:40:00 PM
    Wish I could put your poems in every mailbox across the world! I love your take and stand on life and the love the world so desperately needs. Another deep and intuitive write Liz. You are truly the humanitarian of poetry!

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 12:55:00 PM
    poetrysoup's queen of rhyme has done it again. "without my complaint to make it more tough" <---- this is my favorite line i love how you do not exclude yourself recognizing your faults in the world a women who understands much about herself as well as the world 7up as always

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 5:27:00 AM
    Your words give hope. I've sent you a soup mail, replying to your questions in connection with Eid Greetings

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 8:31:00 PM
    Well Elizabeth, dear have added poetry so worth the reading ! I enjoyed this write ! Have a wonderful night my friend....much love, james

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 8:23:00 PM
    in one word " awesome"

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 5:44:00 PM
    One's aspiration is not anothers. Say a prayer for our brothers. Theres not a sunrise that can light ones day. When the clouds of depression get in the way. You can stand up straight and face the sword. But tomorrow will come with your foolish reward.

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 3:17:00 PM
    Nice thoughts...particularly the last two lines. Hope you are well. xoxo Robert,

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 3:13:00 PM
    Yes, this is so true and eloquently expressed as ever, my friend

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 12:46:00 PM
    Miracle one worded where finest sense is cultivated to a certain perfection. My friend you are always genius. Thanks for sharing. Many thanks for your sweet comments on my poems. bl

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 11:44:00 AM
    a powerful and poignant write elizabeth.. put your trust in God .. that line is awesome and speaks volumes of truth for without that phase of life..nothing works... this piece is very encouraging..thankxx for sharing marvelously penned words luv..

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:50:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “I Could Go Into An Extended & Pointed Thought In Regards Unto This Wonderfully Brushed Song of Hopes Light My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Beautiful Friend Elizabeth! *^_^* Yet, I Too Often Consider Such Gifts In Perceptions Eyes *^_^* But Amid TRUTH I Only Find `One Way Out,` My Dear &, Thank You, for Your Beauties Kind Visit!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:07:00 PM
    If only pain were that easy to dissolve. I like this poem but personally believe that a lot of pain is tied to unseen forces we're not always aware of but not necessarily completely innocent of either. (It's a VERY deep subject for another forum) but thanks for making me think about it which is what poetry SHOULD be doing - making us THINK more! So "BRAVO" (again) dear friend on another thought provoking piece. Sweet smiles...

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 4:46:00 PM
    well dear lady, I never said anything about keepin' food under control, how can you control an inanimate object? haha, common thread, most read what they feel, I do that too, that was not the intent of that verse but thanks the same for the comment. my best in giving thanks, my worst hyenas, maybe a com on best and worst verse may give you insight to how my genres are, I do not know you and friends would die for me, I have 5 like that, all in the world. its poetry, yes friend in poetry, you have an unique style. Poettry remains an art. my best,

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 4:16:00 PM
    i've dropped you a soup mail :)