How Could Life Be So Unfair or Why Did Richard Cory Get All the Luck?

Wrote this blog seven years ago. Still makes me think about gratitude and being thankful for what I have. My sister asked me this morning if I was familiar with the poem about Richard Cory. I actually went to school with a young man named Richard Cory so this poem has resonated with me since high school. Hope you enjoy.

Aging Capriciously

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I curse the day I was born.  I curse my father.  I curse my mother.  I curse my sisters and I curse my brother.

   Oh, I wish that I could be, 

Oh, I wish that I could be

Richard Cory.

 I curse the life I am living.  I curse my name.  I curse my shame.  I curse the day I came.

 Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be

Richard Cory.

 I curse my poverty.  I curse my mediocrity.  I curse my inability.  I curse my fate and my biology.

 Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be

Richard Cory.

 No doubt many of you will know Richard Cory.  For those who don’t know him formally, I am sure you know him personally.  He is that person we all want to be. …

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jeanmoe
    Jan 10, 2022 @ 20:39:06

    I am happy to have the opportunity to comment on this blog now because I had missed it years ago as it references a favorite poem of mine. I love the messages the poet wants to convey, and one I find noteworthy is that money cannot buy happiness. Another is not to envy what another person has and to be happy with what we do possess.
    Thanks John! 😄

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