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The pessimist

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Geoff-Allen, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

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    The Pessimist by Benjamin Franklin King

    Nothing to do but work,
    Nothing to eat but food,
    Nothing to wear but clothes
    To keep one from going nude.
    Nothing to breathe but air
    Quick as a flash 't is gone;
    Nowhere to fall but off,
    Nowhere to stand but on.
    Nothing to comb but hair,
    Nowhere to sleep but in bed,
    Nothing to weep but tears,
    Nothing to bury but dead.
    Nothing to sing but songs,
    Ah, well, alas! alack!
    Nowhere to go but out,
    Nowhere to come but back.
    Nothing to see but sights,
    Nothing to quench but thirst,
    Nothing to have but what we’ve got;
    Thus thro’ life we are cursed.
    Nothing to strike but a gait;
    Everything moves that goes.
    Nothing at all but common sense
    Can ever withstand these woes.

    This poem is in the public domain.

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