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    TEN MINUTES' MUSING.   Table of Contents     IN UNCONSCIOUSNESS.

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
Violets and Other Tales

- A PLAINT.

A PLAINT.



Dear God, 'tis hard, so awful hard to lose
The one we love, and see him go afar,
With scarce one thought of aching
hearts behind,
Nor wistful eyes, nor outstretched yearning
hands.
Chide not, dear God, if surging thoughts
arise.

And bitter questionings of love and fate,
But rather give my weary heart thy rest,
And turn the sad, dark memories into
sweet.

Dear God, I fain my loved one were
anear,
But since thou will'st that happy thence
he'll be,
I send him forth, and back I'll choke the
grief
Rebellious rises in my lonely heart.
I pray thee, God, my loved one joy to
bring;
I dare not hope that joy will be with me,
But ah, dear God, one boon I crave of
thee,
That he shall ne'er forget his hours with
me.
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    TEN MINUTES' MUSING.   Table of Contents     IN UNCONSCIOUSNESS.