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The Man Worth While

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

About The Author

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude, which contains the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.


About The Poem

The poem is rotating around the different aspects of the life of a man.

It shows how the life is like a song that is flowing off with its smile.

However, there come some hitches around the way that explains the trouble and wrong in life and for years in occur in the same pattern.

The Man Worth While

by: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song ;
 But the man worth while
 Is one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong ;
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with years,
 And the smile that is worth
 The praises of earth,
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent
When nothing tempts you to stray,
 When without or within
 No voice of sin
Are luring your soul away.
But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire ;
 And the life that is worth
 The honor on earth,
Is the one that resists the desire.

हाँ , ऐसा ही हो शक्स कोई

Transcreated by
'Ambar' Kharbanda

आसान है खुश-गवारी

जब जीवन बेहता गीत हो

क़ाबिल लेकिन वो शक्स है

सब गलत होने के बाद

मुसकुराना जिसकी रीत हो



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