No Trick Or Magic


So many times we come across...Some story of success...
And how that person reached the road...To wealth and happi-
ness...And usually it sounds as though...It were a fairy tale
...And we are all the more convinced...That we are doomed
to fail...But if we read it carefully...And stop to analyze
...There is no trick or magic and...There is no sudden rise
...It is a long and weary way...That winds up to the top
...And there is never any time...To hesitate or stop...And if
we work and if we keep...Our shoulder to the wheel...Our
chances will be just as good...And every bit as real.

James J. Metcalfe

This poem is on page 180 of More Poem Portraits by James J. Metcalfe

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