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Postby PrairieGirl » Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:50 am

Good Morning everyone, I just moved into a new house, and found a little book while rearranging my bookshelves. I hadn't read it in years (actually, I am not sure I ever read it at all, just glimpsed at it way back then...), and decided to give it another try. In it I found this little poem - it struck me because just the other day I was talking with someone about how I am always afraid to ask for something because I often feel that I don't have that much to offer in return. You know, the 'who do you think you are' syndrome Image Funny how this poem should cross my path just at this time.... I bargained with life for a penny And life would pay no more However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store For life is a just 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 willing paid. -- Jessie B. Rittenhouse
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