Poetry of Kansas

You are Happy Today.

You are happy today,
At your home far away,
    Far free from life's cloud and gloom.
Where the south wind blows,
And the wild flower grows,
    And bursts into beautiful bloom.
You are happy today,
So young and so gay,
    Rejoice in the summer hours;
For the north winds blow,
And the frost and snow
    Will wither the tender flowers.
Be happy today,
Dear one, while you may,
    Think not of the care and strife.
Live in sunshine and spring,
Little fortunate thing,
    We know too much grief in this life.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 52

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