Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Wage

Here's a poem that I loved reading. I've reproduced it here for you.


Jessie B. Rittenhouse

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening,
When I counted my evening store;

For Life is just a employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.

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