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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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The Sum-up

Published by Susan on 07/30/2003 (2840 reads)
It is not power and fame...

It is not power and fame
         That make success;
It is not rank or name
         Rate happiness.
It is not honour due
         Nor pile of pelf:
The pay-off is: Did you
         Enjoy yourself?

A pal of days gone by
         I reckon more
Of a success than I
         Who've gold in store
His life, though none too long,
         Was never dull:
Of woman, wine and song
         Bill had his full.

Friend, you are a success
         If you can say:
"A heap of happiness
         Has come my way.
No cheers have made me glad,
         No wealth I've won;
But oh how I have had
         A heap of FUN!"


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