Laugh a Little Bit ~ Inspiring Poem by. Edmund Vance Cooke

Laugh a Little Bit

Here’s a motto, just your fit— Laugh a little bit.
When you think you’re trouble hit, Laugh a little bit.
Look misfortune in the face. Brave the beldam’s rude grimace; Ten to one ’twill yield its place, If you have the wit and grit
Just to laugh a little bit.
Keep your face with sunshine lit, Laugh a little bit.
All the shadows off will flit,
If you have the grit and wit
Just to laugh a little bit.
Cherish this as sacred writ— Laugh a little bit.
Keep it with you, sample it, Laugh a little bit.
Little ills will sure betide you, Fortune may not sit beside you,
Men may mock and fame deride you, But you’ll mind them not a whit
If you laugh a little bit.

Edmund Vance Cooke.

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