Edgar Albert Guest

20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England

At The Millennium

At The Millennium
WHENEVER men and women learn
To be themselves from day to day,
To spend no more than what they earn,
Not caring what their neighbors say;
When men can see another wear
A finer raiment than they own
And neither give a sigh nor care;
When they can live their lives alone,
And when they cease to rush in debt
To keep a little swifter pace,
There will be less of vain regret
And earth will be a happier place.
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