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Heard (Henderson), Josephine D.
Morning Glories

- PART II.--MUSINGS
- DECEPTION.


DECEPTION.


LIFE we find is nevermore
What at first we thought;
When deceit beclouds it o'er,
Sad the change that's wrought.

Confidence with drooping heart
Sadly takes its flight;
Fondest love will sure depart--
Day seems dark as night.

All the love of tender years
Turns to bitter hate;
Though repentance comes with tears,
It may be "too late"--
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Though the heart is anguish yearn,
Lay in sackcloth low;
Confidence will not return,
Shattered by a blow.

Then while you possess it whole,
Strive it to retain;
Heart of truth and purpose, soul
Cannot cause you pain.

May the tender power of love
Penetrate your life--
True as are the stars above,
And as free from strife.

What a tangled web we weave;
What a chain of sorrow!
When we practice to deceive,
Gloom comes with the morrow.

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