Introduction: “My Wage” by Jessie B. Rittenhouse – Think Differently
Do you set your sights high enough? Are you always settling for less than you deserve? Because if you do, you’ll never be the best you were meant to be. Read the poem, My Wage by Jessie B. Rittenhouse below, it offers words of wisdom. Then take some time to reflect of what you’ve read.
Have you read?
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 paid.
Books by Jessie B. Rittenhouse
The Little Book of Modern Verse. A Selection from the Work of Contemporaneous American PoetsThe door of dreamsThe Second Book of Modern Verse – a Selection from the Work of Contemporaneous American PoetsThe Lifted Cup
How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master NegotiatorGreat Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern WorldNever Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It