POEMS: “Pain’s purpose” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Pain’s Purpose

How blind is he who prays that God will send
All pain from earth. Pain has its use and place;
Its ministry of holiness and grace.
The darker tones upon the canvas blend
With light and color; and their shadows lend
The painting half its dignity. Efface
The sombre background, and you lose all trace
Of that perfection which is true art’s trend.

Life is an artist seeking to reveal
God’s majesty and beauty in each soul.
If from the palette mortal man could steal
The precious pigment pair, why then the scroll
Would glare with colors meaningless and bright,
Or show an empty canvas, blurred with light.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


World Voices by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

6 Comments Add yours

  1. True words of pain’s purpose and what an awesome painting. Great poem by Ella.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! ❤


      1. You are always welcome dear friend ❤️💕❤️

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  2. Agreeing with you concerning pains purpose. This is especially true right now in the earth. The good thing is that God will minister comfort, healing, life and love to us if we ask and He just may send an angel in the form of someone loving and kind to administer it.
    Thanks for sharing this inspiration.


    1. Yes, so true… sometimes a situation like this serves for humanity to unify and work together to find solutions and to realize we are all in the same boat. Finally, leaving all wars behind ,! ❤

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  3. LindaP says:

    such true words spoken!

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