Tucker, Mary E.
|TO DON JUAN BAZ, -- EX-GOV. OF MEXICO.|
WELCOME, Stranger! glad I greet thee,
Welcome to our friendly shore;
Kindred hearts exult to meet thee,
Rest thyself in peace once more.
Think not I ignore the anguish
Which must rack thy soul with pain,
As thou dream'st of those who languish,
Far across the distant main.
No. I, too, am homeless, weary,
Fainting in my worldly strife;
And I know how very dreary
Tis to be alone in life.
'Tis in sympathy I greet thee;
May my simple words impart
Some ray of light, a ray to cheat thee
Of sad thoughts that swell thy heart.
Sept. 20th 1866.