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Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Resolve

Build on resolve, and not upon regret, 
The structure of thy future. Do not grope
Among the shadows of old sins, but let
Thine own soulís light shine on the path of hope
And dissipate the darkness. Waste no tears
Upon the blotted record of lost years, 
But turn the leaf, and smile, oh! smile, to see
The fair white pages that remain for thee.

Prate not of thy repentance. But believe
The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
That which the unpreaching spirit can achieve, 
The grand and all creative forces know; 
They will assist and strengthen as the light
Lifts up the acorn to the oak-treeís height.
Thou hast but to resolve, and lo! Godís whole
Great universe shall fortify thy soul. 

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Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poem: Resolve
Poem of the Day: Oct 10 2009

Comment 1 of 1, added on August 27th, 2009 at 6:59 PM.

Line 3 of 2nd stanza is incorrect. Should be 'upreaching spirit' NOT 'unpreaching spirit'

CAMILLE HENNEBERG from United States

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