He taked about the weather and the college football race.
He talked about the family, and told the latest joke,
But he never mentioned anyone who'd suddenly gone broke.
A clever quip his boy had made he passed along to me.
He praised the suit of clothes I wore; he asked me what it cost.
But he never said a word about the money that he'd lost.
O'er the memory of some silly blunder he had made.
He reminded me that tulips must be planted in the fall,
Calamity and tragedy he mentioned not at all.
He must have had some tale of woe - but did not pass it on.
For nowadays, it seems to me that every man I meet,
Has something new in misery and moaning to repeat.
But still could talk of other things, and let his troubles go.
I was happier with his visit, in a world that's sick with doubt,
'Twas good to meet a man who wasn't spreading gloom about.
Church of the Science of God
La Jolla, California 92038-3131
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