Looking Backby Edgar A. Guest
I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.
I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.
I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.
I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.
We all know how the summer break can be extremely tiring and we all need something to do during them. The best way to deal with summer breaks is to try to indulge yourself into creative works such as book reading, learning new skills and try earning. There are multiple ways you can do that but this article will focus on the best books you should definitely read throughout your break.
It ends with us
This book is written by Colleen Hoover who is an excellent writer. In her book she tries touching topics which are known to be triggering. However, the way she describes love is beyond explanation. You will have to read the book to experience the attraction between a young doctor and a florist. The love sparks between us and gives us so much serotonin.
The unhonneymooners is another book that ignites love between two characters. This book is written by Christina Lauren who inspects an enemies to lovers trope in the book. The book was extremely liked by people from all over the book and eventually became the no 1 best selling author in New York. The story revolves around two twins in which one of them is considered a lucky sibling while the other is unlucky in work, in her career and even in relationships.
The hating game
The hating game is another book that was so loved by the readers that the directors were forced to make a movie out of it. The story revolves around two co workers who are adamant in receiving “professional success” and begin a conspiracy against each other. The story further moves by giving a very cute perspective to enemies to lovers trope. The book is written by Sally Thorne who is known for her quirky book themes.