O, once in each man's life, at least

O, once in each man's life, at least,
Good luck knocks at his door;
And wit to seize the flitting guest
Need never to hunger more.
But while the loitering idler waits
Good luck beside his fire,
The bold heart storms at fortune's gates,
And conquers its desire.
-- Lewis J. Bates (b. 1832) - Good Luck