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Love smiles but to deceive

Language: English

'Tis gone, the past was all a dream,
  The light of life is o'er,
The hope that once so bright did seem
  Now shines for me no more.

Ah! foolish heart, without a thought,
  In joy that did'st believe,
Nor knew what many a tale has taught,
  Love smiles but to deceive.

No more I'll join the dance and song,
  Nor mingle with the gay,
And happy as the day is long
  Beguile the hours away.

I'll seek me out some silent spot
  I solitude to grieve,
And learn what many a tale has taught
  Love smiles but to deceive.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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Text added to the website: 2008-03-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
Line count: 16
Word count: 100

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