Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BLESSED ARE THEY, by WILHELMINA STITCH



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BLESSED ARE THEY, by            
First Line: Blessed are they who are pleasant to live with
Last Line: Pleasant to live with and blessed are they.


Blessed are they who are pleasant to live with --
Blessed are they who sing in the morning;
Whose faces have smiles for their early adorning;
Who come down to breakfast companioned by cheer;
Who don't dwell on troubles or entertain fear;
Whose eyes smile forth bravely; whose lips curve to say:
"Life, I salute you! Good morrow, new day!"
Blessed are they who are pleasant to live with --
Blessed are they who treat one another,
Though merely a sister, a father or brother,
With the very same courtesy they would extend
To a casual acquaintance or dearly loved friend;
Who choose for the telling encouraging things;
Who choke back the bitter, the sharp word that stings;
Who bestow love on others throughout the long day --
Pleasant to live with and blessed are they.





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