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Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Passing the Buck


Whatever the task that comes your way,
   Just take it as part of your luck.
Look it right square in the eyes, and say,
This is my task, Ill do it to-day:
   Dont pass the buck.

Oh! whether you cook, or whether you fight,
   Or whether you trundle a truck,
Just tackle your job and do it right:
   Dont pass the buck.

The wheels of the earth have gone, alack!
   Deep into wars mire and muck.
If you want to put it again on its track,
Dont shift your load on another mans back:
   Dont pass the buck.



Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Ella Wheeler Wilcox's other poems:
  1. The Birth of the Opal
  2. But a Dream
  3. The Awakening (I love the tropics, where sun and rain)
  4. The Breaking of Chains
  5. The Chain


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