So soon the lovely flowerets droop away!
It seems but one brief day
From summer bloom to winter's frozen blast.
The years go by so fast!
And one by one our loved ones pass away.
Life, health and hope today___
Tomorrow comes grim death's cold bitter blast.
Come while the bloom is on,
Store well thy heart with virtue's richest
Conserve life's purest pleasure,
Then wear her jewels e'er the lustre's gone.
__Colfax Burgoyne Harman
Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)