5 Wisdom Poems

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  1. Darkness and Daylight
    Poet: Kate Louise Wheeler


    When shadows fall, and earth is gray,
    Life seems less grand, the heart less gay;
    The things that vexed in morning light,
    Have grown to sorrows in the night.

    When morning dawns, and earth is bright,
    Life seems so grand, the heart so gay,
    That Sorrows, nursed all thro’ the night,
    Wakened by Wisdom, fly away.



  2. A Well Spent Day
    Poet: Unknown


    Take a dash of water cold
    And a little leaven of prayer,
    A little bit of sunshine gold
    Dissolved in the morning air;

    Add to your meal some merriment
    And a thought for kith and kin;
    And then, as a prime ingredient
    A plenty of work thrown in:

    But spice it all with the essence of love
    And a little whiff of play:
    Let a wise old book and a glance above
    Complete a well spent day.



  3. Affluence
    Poet: Kate Louise Wheeler


    If you want both fame and money
    You will do just as you can;
    If you do not care for either
    You can do just as you will;
    And, among the moving masses,
    He will be the wisest man
    Who adopts these words of counsel
    That shall help him up life’s hill.

    If you wish to be to-morrow
    What you cannot be to-day,
    You must make the most of moments
    While to-day is passing by;
    If you would do in the future
    What you really wish and pray,
    Do at present what you can do
    And be happy while you try.

    Should you lose both fame and money
    You will prosper all the more,
    For you’ll have an education
    That shall loose you from your chains
    And enable you to master
    What you could not learn before,
    How to utilize resources
    And rely upon your brains.



  4. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 (NIV)


  5. Life's Lesson
    Poet: O. T. Deever


    I learn as the years roll onward
    And leave the past behind
    That much I counted sorrow
    But proves that God is kind;
    That many a flower I had longed for
    Had hidden a thorn of pain,
    And many a rugged by-path
    Led to fields of ripened grain.

    The clouds that cover the sunshine
    They can not banish the sun,
    And the earth shines out the brighter
    When the weary rain is done.
    We must stand in the deepest shadow
    To see the clearest light,
    And often through wrong's own darkness
    Comes the weary strength of light.

    The sweetest rest is at even
    After a wearisome day,
    When the heavy burden of labor
    Has been borne from our hearts away;
    And those who have never known sorrow
    Can not know the infinite peace
    That falls upon the troubled spirit
    When it sees at last release.

    We must live through the dreary winter
    If we would value the spring,
    And the woods must be cold and silent
    Before the robins sing.
    The flowers must be buried in darkness
    Before they can bud and bloom,
    And the sweetest, warmest sunshine
    Comes after the storm and the gloom.



  6. A Preference
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    I'd rather be considered dull
    Than use my brain denouncing things;
    I'd rather not be critical
    And utter words that carry stings.
    I'd rather never speak at all
    Than speak as one who seems to feel
    That other's faults, howe'er so small,
    It proves him clever to reveal.

    I have no wish to pose on earth
    As bom to judge my fellow men;
    I'd rather praise them for their worth;
    If failures, bid them try again.
    If faulty effort I behold.
    In silence, let me pass it by,
    If I must leave it unextolled.
    At least the toiler shall not sigh.

    No reputation would I gain
    For wisdom, if in gaining it
    I cause some humble worker pain
    And wound him by my flash of wit.
    There is no cleverness in sneers,
    A fool can scoff in manner pert;
    Great wisdom by this test appears
    In never saying things that hurt.


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