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A Wish   Leave a comment

Above:  Wishing Well, Death Valley Ranch, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, California

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1577.photos.011541p/)

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That age never would plow a furrow

On thy smooth and tender brow,

And that thou always to sorrow

Be a stranger, just as now.

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And that death his ice-cold finger

From thy lovely form restrain,

And that health would always linger,

Would be but a wish in vain.

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But be thine a long probation

Where the nobles deeds appear,

And the balm of resignation

Keep thy heart from rack of care.

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And through all life’s wild commotion,

All the cares that crowd the way,

Be thy peace as deep as the ocean,

And thy sorrow light as spray.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

Posted July 15, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems

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