I Walked A Mile

In our life we may encounter lots of pains and moments we would not like to encounter, but we have to carry them with us and live with them. Point is that we learn from those not so nice moments and that we can learn from those less pleasant experiences, so that Hard days may strengthen us.


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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

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3 responses to “I Walked A Mile

  1. Srinanda Ganguly reacted on the original post with the words:

    Grief takes us to the doorstep of self-introspection thus teaching us more than while in rejoice 🙂

    Whilst JoAnna said:

    Sorrow and adversity have definitely taught me more than pleasure. Hardships give us the chance to develop or strengthen a variety of coping skills, including prayer. Still, we need a little pleasure now and then. I’m thankful for simple pleasures.


  2. rothpoetry reminds us that

    Sorrow teaches unforgettable lessons, but carries with it a lot of pain!

    On which narasimhansrikanth replied with

    Sorrows linger longer than pleasure and we learn mor from it !!


  3. Thanks for passing it on! ❤


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