- Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,
- For rich repiner and household drudge!
- God pity them both! and pity us all,
- Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;
- For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
- The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
- Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies
- Deeply buried from human eyes;
- And, in the hereafter, angels may
- Roll the stone from its grave away!
I'm back, and it's hopefully not a once-off!!
7 months ago