-Robert Browning Hamilton

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.
“Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.”
Ecclesiastes 7:3