"I'd hate to complain" is most often said
By folks who love just that most dearly.
And somewhere I heard, or maybe I read
That complaint is a toxin! Or nearly
At any rate. It's certainly not good.
It dries up your bones, drives away your friends
And you all know it well if you have stood
Within earshot of a carper who lends
Liberally of his dissatisfaction.
Or maybe you know it from autodidaction?
Repent then, in defense of your bones
And even more, save your loved ones some groans!
Let us then gather and agree to refrain
From whiny self-pity and words that complain.