Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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Answered Prayers

Rating: 2.9

I prayed for riches, and achieved success;
All that I touched turned into gold. Alas!
My cares were greater and my peace was less,
When that wish came to pass.

I prayed for glory, and I heard my name
Sung by sweet children and by hoary men.
But ah! the hurts – the hurts that come with fame.
I was not happy then.

I prayed for Love, and had my heart’s desire.
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Shaun Cronick 08 May 2020

Answered prayers with a fantastic closing line. A great reveal by a great and so sadly missed poetess at the peak of her poetry powers.

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* Sunprincess * 24 April 2016

.....very nice....a contented mind means alot ?

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