Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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Worth While

Rating: 3.2

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent,

When nothing tempts you to stray,
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Ashika shetty B 05 October 2020

We want the question and answer of that poem

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Shaun Cronick 28 March 2020

The absolute genius of dear Ella.

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JDASS 01 March 2018

It is a very good poem. which tells us that in trouble too we should be calm and smiling. It is one of the best poem by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.

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Jayne Doe 03 June 2016

I love that this poem discusses the worth of maintaining characteristics, despite challenging situations. A lesson well worth learning and beautifully written in this poem.

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