Expect More from Life

“MY WAGE.   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 gladly paid.”  Jessie Rittenhouse.