The Wish ~ Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Wish

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Should some great angel say to me to-morrow,
   “Thou must re-tread thy pathway from the start,
But God will grant, in pity, for thy sorrow,
   Some one dear wish, the nearest to thy heart.”

This were my wish!—from my life’s dim beginning
   Let be what has been! wisdom planned the whole
My want, my woe, my errors, and my sinning,
   All, all were needed lessons for my soul.”

Excerpt From
Poems of Power
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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