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Morning Prayer

December 24, 2011

Morning Prayer

This poem has an eternal message for humanity. When such good thought are put in child’s mind, helping others and living a worthy life become a natural trait. When everybody lives that way, the world will surely be a better place to live in.

Let me today something that shall take
A little sadness from the world’s vast store,
And may I be so favored as to make
Of joy’s too scantly sum a little more.
Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more.
Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed
Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;
Nor would I pass, unseeing, worthy need,
Or sin by silence when I should defend ,
However meager be my worldly wealth,
Let me give something that shall aid my kind-
A word of courage, or a thought of health,
Dropped as I pass for troubled hearts to find.
Let me to-night look back across the span
‘Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say-
Because of some good act to beast or man-
“The world is better that I lived today.”

By :- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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