Poetry of Kansas

Love's Rebuke

Tis not enough that poverty
      Should place me 'neath your station,
So you can look below and see
      My humbly clad condition.
You were not sated with the thought
      That you are far superior;
But cruelly and basely sought
      To make me feel inferior.
And told to all the city through
      The unkind trick you played me.
I thought you friend, I took as true
      The words which so betray me.
You smile and sneer and laugh with scorn
      And cunningly decry me,
And closely scan my clothes so worn
      Whenever you pass by me.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 335

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