The Dreamer That Wins
The dreamer if he carries on
Will formulate the plan
The dreamer, with the urge to win,
Obscure, at first this man
Who carried with him day by day
Some problem that revolved
In his calm, but persistent mind
Until, at last, he solved!
Some try Just once then give it up
Yet say "It might be done",
Then lay off till a later time
To find the goal is won
By him who kept on day by day
Who burned the midnight oil
Determined and persistent still;
That loitering, would foil.
This winner builds the mansions new
And critics give acclaim
Perfection's touch to each design
No less, the builders aim.
And though the restless earth may rise
Or sink with dangers fraught
Some one through ages will retrieve
The name of him who wrought!
(Spring Hill, Kansas: New Era Publishing Co. 1939)