by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A song of life
Language: English 
A whisper at parting,
A word in a dream;
A sigh in the starlight,
A leaf on the stream...
A face that is anguished,
A cheek that is wet;
One will stay and remember,
One will go... one will go and forget!

A song that is over,
A dream that is done;
A heart that is broken,
A heav'n never won;
A flower that has faded,
A sun that is set;
One will stay and remember,
One will go,... one will go and forget!

A life that is ended,
A sleep and a rest,
Two little hands folded, 
On a calm little breast;
An earth that is lonely,
A long, long regret...
One is left to remember...
One has gone, one has gone to forget.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 125