William Ernest Henley

Here you will find the Poem Crosses And Troubles of poet William Ernest Henley

Crosses And Troubles

Crosses and troubles a-many have proved me.
One or two women (God bless them) have loved me.
I have worked and dreamed, and I?ve talked at will.
Of art and drink I have had my fill.
I?ve comforted here, and I succoured there.
I?ve faced my foes, and I backed my friends.
I?ve blundered, and sometimes made amends.
I?ve prayed for light, and I?ve known despair.
Now I look before, as I look behind,
Come storm, come shine, whatever befall,
With a grateful heart and a constant mind,
For the end I know is the best of all.