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Thu, 25 Dec 2008
A Beautiful Little Rhyme by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from her wee book "Poems of Cheer."|
MARRY OR NOT TO MARRY
Mother says, "Be in no hurry,
marriage often means care and
Auntie says, with manner grave,
"Wife is a synonym for slave."
in tones commanding, "How does Bradstreet rate his
Sister, crooning to her twins,
sighs, "With marriage care begins."
near life's closing days, murmurs, "Sweet are
Maud twice widowed ("sod
and grass") looks at me and moans
They are six and I am one, Life
for me has just begun.
They are older, calmer,
wiser; Age should aye be youth's
They must know - and yet, dear me,
when in Harry's eyes I see
All the world of love
there burning - on my six advisers
I make answer, "Oh, but Harry is
not like most men who marry.
Fate has offered me
a prize, life with love means
Life without it is not worth all
the foolish joys of earth".
So, in spite of all they say, I
shall name the wedding day.
little rhyme on what other than marriage
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
from a wee book called poems
of cheer, written prior to
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