Forlorn (poem)

Info Charles.Mackay
24 Mar. '17

I have lived and I have loved;

I have waked and I have slept;

I have sung and I have danced;

I have smiled and I have wept;

I have won and wasted treasure;

I have had my fill of pleasure;

And all these things were weariness,

And some of them were dreariness;--

And all these things, but two things,

Were emptiness and pain:

And Love--it was the best of them;

And Sleep--worth all the rest of them,

Worth everything but Love to my spirit and my brain.

But still my friend, O Slumber,

Till my days complete their number,

For Love shall never, never return to me again!