Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Encouraged - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Because you love me I have much achieved,
Had you despised me then I must have failed,
But since I knew you trusted and believed,
I could not disappoint you and so prevailed.


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  • (1/4/2018 12:52:00 PM)


    I love this and it makes me think of my parents ❤️❤️ (Report) Reply

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  • Sylva Portoian (1/30/2010 7:45:00 PM)


    Very extraordinary stanza,
    It is rare to find such a stanza in English language.
    Adorable, that I can say.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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