🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Loss and Gain

Loss And Gain

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.

I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.

But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.



    1. Thanks for your comments, Terveen. I’ve seen this scene replayed in my life over and again. One door shuts and another door opens. The door opening is often a surprise and when I look back, I thank God for closing the door that I wanted and pointing me in a new direction. You never know. Trust the journey. Have a great weekend. Ray

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