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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/12/2016 01:55 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/12/2016 01:55 PM
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"My Wage" By Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1869–1948)

I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer
He gives you what you ask
But once you have set the wages
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire
Only to learn, dismayed
That any wage I had asked of Life
Life would have willingly paid.

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Posted on: 2016-03-13 10:53:39   By: Anonymous
 
It's a good poem but it is really yourself that you must ask for your wage. At least as a first step; asking Life comes after that internal choice.

I think about this in the context of so many Mother Lode high school graduates who have no ambition for themselves but to remain in Calaveras County at whatever job they can get with their high school diploma or with a little further training at Columbia College. I expect this is largely because their parents didn't achieve much educationally and so figure their children can just follow in their shoes. But can't the teachers in high school do a better job of showing the kids the opportunities that exist if they simply escape Calaveras County. We live in CA and the state university and state colleges are first rate and affordable. How many Calaveras graduates go to UC Berkeley or to any of the University of California campuses? Why so few? Is it not considered cool to be smart and have ambition?

Really, I'd like to know.

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    Posted on: 2016-03-13 12:25:06   By: Anonymous
     
    It's pretty simple, all of the higher education choices are off-limits to native-born white folks.

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      Posted on: 2016-03-14 20:15:25   By: Anonymous
       
      do your comments miss the point of the poem? We all choose what we want out of life! I'm the end it is up to us! Not our parents, not out teachers or the county we were born in.

      Never in the history of mankind has knowledge been more easily accessible. Most of us have access to all accumulated knowledge in the palm of our hands.

      What we do with it us up to each and every one of us. Our biggest impediment is staring back at us in the mirror

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