by Edgar Albert Guest
"I WANT a chance to show what I can do,"
He sighed when others seemed to pass him by;
"There are great problems I could master, too,
Somehow, I never get the chance to try.
Give me a chance to show what I can do,"
This was the burden of his daily whine;
"I might achieve success as well as you,
If opportunity were mine."
One day they bade him fill another's place,
Another's work they offered him to do;
He grumbled and a frown passed o'er his face,
"I am not paid to do the work of two."
Last updated January 14, 2019