There! little girl; don’t cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
But childish troubles will soon pass by. —
There! little girl; don’t cry!

There! little girl; don’t cry!
They have broken your slate, I know;
And the glad, wild ways
Of your schoolgirl days
Are things of the long ago;
But life and love will soon come by. —
There! little girl; don’t cry!

There! little girl; don’t cry!
They have broken your heart I know;
And the rainbow gleams
Of your youthful dreams
Are things of the long ago;
But Heaven holds all for which you sigh. —
There! little girl; don’t cry!

Analysis, meaning and summary of James Whitcomb Riley's poem A Life-Lesson

2 Comments

  1. rita ackley says:

    this poem tell me dont cry over small thing. better thing is yet to come, that life lesson

  2. Jamie says:

    This pome told me to not be disiponted when my felings are hurt.

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