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MY WAGE by Jessie B. Rittenhouse

I bargained with Life for a penny,

And Life would pay no more,

However I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,

He gives you what you ask,

But once you have set the wages,

Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,

Only to learn, dismayed,

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have paid.


by Jessie B. Rittenhouse(1869-1948)


Food for thought. What is your bargain with life?  Think differently. Aim for the best.

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