Edmund Vance Cooke

(1866-1932 / USA)

Edmund Vance Cooke Poems

1. A Courtin' Call 10/5/2010
2. The Intruder 10/5/2010
3. Rent 10/5/2010
4. Requiescat In Pace 10/5/2010
5. Civilized 10/5/2010
6. Kisses 10/5/2010
7. Poetry 10/5/2010
8. Don'T Take Your Troubles To Bed 10/5/2010
9. Laugh A Little Bit 10/5/2010
10. Moo Cow Moo 10/5/2010
11. Rags 10/5/2010
12. How Did You Die? 10/5/2010
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How Did You Die?

Did you tackle that trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful?
Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it,
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only how did you take it?

You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It's nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there -- that's disgrace.
The harder you're thrown, why the higher you bounce;
Be proud of your ...

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