Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

The Rainbow Of Promise - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In the face of the sun are great thunderbolts hurled,
And the storm-clouds have shut out its light;
But a Rainbow of Promise now shines on the world,
And the universe thrills at the sight.

Tis the flag of our Union, the red, white, and blue,
Our Star-spangled Banner-our pride;
Fair symbol of all that is noble and true,
Flung out over continents wide.

Flung out in its glory o'er land and o'er sea,
With a message from God in each star;
And a glorious promise of peace yet to be
In the fluttering folds of each bar.

A Rainbow of Promise, bright emblem of hope,
Fair flag of each cause that is just;
No longer in doubt or in darkness we grope-
In the Star-spangled Banner we trust.

Comments about The Rainbow Of Promise by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Silver Star - 3,174 Points Melissa Patty (8/10/2015 6:09:00 AM)

    Well written poem! The rainbow is a symbol of God to remind us of that promise, you have definitely reminded me through this poem of this important message. Thankyou for sharing. (Report) Reply

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