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MARY’S MEANDERINGS: Oct. 9-Words of a Poet Pay Off

I can’t remember what we were talking about, but one day my dear friend, published poet and writer, Estella, said to me:

“Every problem has 3 blessinq wrapped up in it.”

I liked that saying. I told her: “One of these days I’m going to use that in my writing.”

I recently composed and submitted a poem in a contest to Eber and Wein Publishing Company, in New Freedom, Pa. It was accepted for publication.

Although Estella preferred poetry that rhymed, I think she would have approved.

Thoughts I’ll Take To My Grave…

Every problem has a blessing wrapped up in it,

and with the common sense promised me

I am allowed to throw my energy

Into life works and day dreams


calm and peaceful

never living in an atmosphere of

worry or hopeless struggle.

Refusing to be a cynic, morally near-sighted and

bragging about it,

but searching every element of happiness

in the world.

Finding the constant unchangeable element

of love … of humanity in some form

that represents a peaceful attunement

of life.

If this were not so,

I could not attain my own happiness any more

than I could jump

on the far end of my shadow

By: Mary Ann Gamble