Poetry of Kansas
 

If You Were By My Side.

IF YOU were by my side, my dear,
          I'd ask no other boon.
No grief, or sorrow know or fear,
          For all would vanish soon,
If you were by my side.
 
If you were by my side, what care
          Would enter in my thought,
Of what the world and people arew
          Of good or evil wrought?
If you were by my side.
 
If you were by my side, the hours,
          How swiftly would they flee!
While strolling thru the fields of fiowers,
          Or sitting 'neath the tree,
With you close by my side.
 
If you were by my side, my heart
          Would beat in quickest measure,
And in my breast emotions start
          To thrill me thru with pleasure.
If you were by my side.
 
If you, my dear, were by my side.
          How bright would home life be,
How sweetly would the moments glide,
          With only you and me___
And you close by my side!
 
How bright would be the whole of life,
          Tho joy or sorrow come,
With you, my loving little wife,
          Within our hallowed home,
Forever by my side!

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 235-236

 
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