Poem: “I Walked A Mile With Pleasure”

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.

-Robert Browning Hamilton

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My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief daily devotions from own personal Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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7 Responses to Poem: “I Walked A Mile With Pleasure”

  1. Libby says:

    you should do a parody off this based off of your POTS diagnosis :)

  2. Libby says:

    Are one of the symptoms of POTS irritability? Because I thought Mom was the vinegar ;)

  3. oloryn says:

    Ah, so that’s where Barry McGuire got those lyrics. There’s a song “I Walked A Mile” on the Barry McGuire/Second Chapter of Acts live album “To The Bride” (from 1975 – I guess that dates me), and that poem makes up the chorus of the song.

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