Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume I/Live Thy Life

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Poems, Volume I by Florence Earle Coates
Live Thy Life

LIVE THY LIFE

LIVE thy life gallantly and undismayed:
Whatever harms may hide within the shade,
Be thou of fear, my spirit! more afraid.


In earthly pathways evil springeth rife;
But dread not thou, too much, or pain or strife
That plunge thee to the greater depths of life!


What though the storm-cloud holds the bolt that sears?
The eagle of the crag, that nothing fears,
Still, still is young after a hundred years!