Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY DEMAND, by MARION L. BERTRAND



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
MY DEMAND, by            
First Line: Life, deliver up to me / all fate has
Last Line: I, a starveling, know you're right!
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


Life, deliver up to me
All fate has decreed to be!
Who am I that I should choose
What to take and what refuse?
Some things I have ordered madly
Have been paid for rather sadly;
These were passed by readiest hands
(As are most things contraband.)
Now they're settled -- in full paid
Though their ghost is never laid.

Life, deliver up to me
All fate has decreed to be!
I would feel the pith of things,
Not be bound by silken strings.
Teach me to bear and forbear
With heart to do and will to dare,
To accept heart's ease or rue
As what is right and so my due.
Though you are most recondite
I, a starveling, know you're right!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net