Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

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

Listen to this poem:
What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Worth While

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by 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 of 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 to-day;
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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


Read poems about / on: smile, passion, strength, sorrow, sad, song, fire, life, world, heart

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Maiden To Her Mirror by Ella Wheeler Wilcox )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

People who read Ella Wheeler Wilcox also read

Top 500 Poems

[Hata Bildir]