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Estefanie Alvarez
Estefanie Alvarez President at UIC / Math and Computer Science Major
10mo UIC, West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, United States Conversation

Thanksgiving

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We walk on starry fields of white
And do not see the daisies;
For blessings common in our sight
We rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight
To crown our lives with splendor,
And quite ignore our daily store
Of pleasures sweet and tender.

Our cares are bold and push their way
Upon our thought and feeling.
They hang about us all the day,
Our time from pleasure stealing.
So unobtrusive many a joy
We pass by and forget it,
But worry strives to own our lives
And conquers if we let it.

There's not a day in all the year
But holds some hidden pleasure,
And looking back, joys oft appear
To brim the past's wide measure.
But blessings are like friends, I hold,
Who love and labor near us.
We ought to raise our notes of praise
While living hearts can hear us.

Full many a blessing wears the guise
Of worry or of trouble.
Farseeing is the soul and wise
Who knows the mask is double.
But he who has the faith and strength
To thank his God for sorrow
Has found a joy without alloy
To gladden every morrow.

We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
As weeks and months pass o'er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

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  • Leah 94
    10mo ago

    Lovely poem @Estefanie Alvarez do you want to be a professional writer full time?

    Lovely poem @Estefanie Alvarez do you want to be a professional writer full time?

    • Estefanie Alvarez
      Estefanie Alvarez President at UIC / Math and Computer Science Major
      10mo ago UIC, West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, United States

      No, but I do enjoy reading poems in my spare time! It really helps me relax and put things into perspective. 

      No, but I do enjoy reading poems in my spare time! It really helps me relax and put things into perspective. 


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President of Mogul at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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