How to be Happy

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 Best Loved Poems

Are you almost disgusted with life, little man? 
I'll tell you a wonderful trick 
that will bring you contentment, if anything can 
Do something for somebody, quick!

Are you awfully tired with play, little girl? 
Wearied, discouraged, and sick- 
I'll tell you the loveliest game in the world, 
Do something for somebody quick!

Though it rains like the rain of the flood, little man 
and the clouds are forbidding and thick, 
You can make the sun shine in your soul, little man 
Do something for somebody, quick!

Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl, 
and the walks like a well-heated brick 
and our earthly affairs in a terrible whirl, 
Do something for somebody, quick!

From the Best Loved Poems of the American People