Here you will find the Poem Answered Prayers of poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I prayed for riches, and achieved success; All that I touched turned into gold. Alas! My cares were greater and my peace was less, When that wish came to pass. I prayed for glory, and I heard my name Sung by sweet children and by hoary men. But ah! the hurts ? the hurts that come with fame. I was not happy then. I prayed for Love, and had my heart?s desire. Through quivering heart and body, and through brain, There swept the flame of its devouring fire, And but the scars remain. I prayed for a contented mind. At length Great light upon my darkened spirit burst. Great peace fell on me also, and great strength ? Oh, had that prayer been first!