Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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It Might Have Been

Rating: 2.8

We will be what we could be. Do not say,
'It might have been, had not this, or that, or this.'
No fate can keep us from the chosen way;
He only might who is.

We will do what we could do. Do not dream
Chance leaves a hero, all uncrowned to grieve.
I hold, all men are greatly what they seem;
He does, who could achieve.

We will climb where we could climb. Tell me not
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Shaun Cronick 14 May 2020

And it might have been so much more different and dare I say a gloomier world if this great woman had decided never to write any wonderful and so cherished poetry.

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