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Jul 04, 2009 - 3 comments

“Worth While”  

It is easy enough to be pleasant ,when life flows along like a song,

But the man worth while is one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.  

For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes  with the years,

and the smile that is worth the praises of earth, is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent, when nothing tempts you to stray,

when without or within no voice of sin Is luring your soul away

but it’s only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire,

and the life that is worth the honor on earth is the one that resists desire

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen, who had no strength for the strife,

The world’s highway is cumbered today; they make up the sum of life.

But the virtue that conquers passion, and the sorrow that hides in a smile,

It is these that are worth the homage on earth for we find them but once in a while.

                                           “Ella Wheeler Wilcox”                      

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by boogieman, Jul 04, 2009
dunno why this posted 3 times but enjoy....................

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by Melissa0116, Jul 04, 2009
She is a wonderful poet.  I love her work.  Thanks Boogieman

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by jimi1822, Jul 04, 2009
Love it =0) :o) =) <3 jimi <3

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