Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox - My best friend and boyfriend are both...

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My best friend and boyfriend are both a year younger than me, and my little sister is two years younger. Needless to say, I am frequently playing the role of advice- giver and motivator in all of their lives. I have an optimistic view of life and think everyone should do what is best for themselves. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, a poet from Johnstown, WI, wrote many poems over the course of her life, about life, love, and happiness that perfectly fit my outlook on life. Today I will be reading you two of her poems. Here is, In the Long Run, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox In the long run fame finds the deserving man. The lucky wight may prosper for a day. But in good time true merit leads the van, And vain pretense, unnoticed, goes its way. There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, But fortune smiles on those who work and wait, In the long run. In the long run all goodly sorrow pays. There is no better thing than righteous pain. The sleepless nights, the awful thorn-crowned days,
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Davidson during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stevens Point.

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