Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

The Wish - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Should some great angel say to me to-morrow,
“Thou must re-tread thy pathway from the start,
But God will grant, in pity, for thy sorrow,
Some one dear wish, the nearest to thy heart.’

This were my wish! from my life’s dim beginning
Let be what has been! wisdom planned the whole;
My want, my woe, my errors, and my sinning,
All, all were needed lessons for my soul.

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  • Susan Williams (1/1/2017 1:49:00 PM)

    She is one brave individual- -brave and wise to know that our bad choices have helped build our souls just as much as the good choices. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 3, 2003

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