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    IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.   Table of Contents     LITTLE MISS SOPHIE.

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
Violets and Other Tales

- FAREWELL.

FAREWELL.


Farewell, sweetheart, and again farewell;
To day we part, and who can tell
If we shall e'er again
Meet, and with clasped hands
Renew our vows of love, and forget
The sad, dull pain.

Dear heart, 'tis bitter thus to lose thee
And think may hap, you will forget me;
And yet, I thrill
As I remember long and happy days
Fraught with sweet love and pleasant
memories
That linger still
You go to loved ones who will smile
And clasp you in their arms, and all the
while
I stay and moan
For you, my love, my heart and strive
To gather up life's dull, gray thread
And walk alone.

Aye, with you love the red and gold

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Goes from my life, and leaves it cold
And dull and bare,
Why should I strive to live and learn
And smile and jest, and daily try
You from my heart to tare?

Nay, sweetheart, rather would I lie
Me down, and sleep for aye; or fly
To regions far
Where cruel Fate is not and lovers live
Nor feel the grim, cold hand of Destiny
Their way to bar.

I murmur not, dear love, I only say
Again farewell. God bless the day
On which we met,
And bless you too, my love, and be with
you
In sorrow or in happiness, nor let you
E'er me forget.

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    IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.   Table of Contents     LITTLE MISS SOPHIE.