William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Crosses And Troubles - Poem by William Ernest Henley

Crosses and troubles a-many have proved me.
One or two women (God bless them) have loved me.
I have worked and dreamed, and I’ve talked at will.
Of art and drink I have had my fill.
I’ve comforted here, and I succoured there.
I’ve faced my foes, and I backed my friends.
I’ve blundered, and sometimes made amends.
I’ve prayed for light, and I’ve known despair.
Now I look before, as I look behind,
Come storm, come shine, whatever befall,
With a grateful heart and a constant mind,
For the end I know is the best of all.


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  • (9/13/2011 6:47:00 AM)


    another brilliant poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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