The world is sad enough without your woes.
No path is wholly rough; look for the places that are smooth and clear,
And speak of those, to rest the weary ear of earth,
So hurt by one continuous strain
of human discontent and grief and pain.
The world is better off without your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.
If you have faith in God, or man, or self, Say so.
If not, push back upon the shelf of silence all your thoughts,
till faith shall come;
No one will grieve because your lips are dumb.
The dreary, never-changing tale of mortal maladies is worn and stale.
You cannot charm, or interest, or please by harping on that minor dischord , disease
Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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