Poetry of Kansas

Our Friend, Adieu.

Drifting o'er life's troubled ocean,
      Many gems fall in the deep.
Life is loss, oft sad emotion
      Thrills our being, oft we weep.
Brightest beams have shape of shadow___
      Purest gold its sign of dross.
Thistles grow in every meadow___
      Love nor life is free from loss.
So we bear our heart's deep sorrow.
      While we bid our friend adieu.
Hopes and prayers for her to-morrow,
      All our inmost thoughts imbue."

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 219

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