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When some great sorrow, like a mighty river,

Flows through your life with peace-destroying power,

And dearest things are swept from sight forever,

Say to your heart each trying hour:

“This, too, shall pass away.”


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When ceaseless toil has hushed your song of gladness,

And you have grown almost too tired to pray,

Let this truth banish from your heart its sadness,

And ease the burdens of each trying day:

“This, too, shall pass away.”


When fortune smiles, and, full of mirth and pleasure,

The days are flitting by without a care,

Lest you should rest with only earthly treasure,

Let these few words their fullest import bear:

“This, too, shall pass away.”


When earnest labor brings you fame and glory,

And all earth’s noblest ones upon you smile,

Remember that life’s  longest, grandest story

Fills but a moment in earth’s little while:

“This, too, shall pass away.”



” I love this poem because it reminds me how temporary

life is on this earth. When swallowed up with darkness, we

forget that the sun will come. When problems seem impossible

to fix, the solution appears right around the corner. When we

get caught up in the negative, it is hard for us to find 

the positive. Nature teaches us that there is a balance.

Life is full of both the good and the bad. Our eyes need to stay

focused on the good and that gives us the courage to hope.”