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    DRIFTS THAT BAR MY DOOR.   Table of Contents     II

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- DRIFTS THAT BAR MY DOOR.
- I

I


O ANGELS! will ye never sweep the drifts from my
door?
Will ye never wipe the gathering rust from the hinges?
How long must I plead and cry in vain ?
Lift back the iron bars, and lead me hence.
Is there not a land of peace beyond my door?
Oh, lead me to it--give me rest--release me from this
unequal strife.
Heaven can attest that I fought bravely when the heavy
blows fell fast.
Was it my sin that strength failed?
Was it my sin that the battle was in vain?
Was it my sin that I lost the prize? I do not sorrow
for all the bitter pain and blood it cost me.
Why do ye stand sobbing in the sunshine?
I cannot weep.
There is no sunlight in this dark cell. I am starving
for light.
O angels! sweep the drifts away--unbar my door!

    DRIFTS THAT BAR MY DOOR.   Table of Contents     II