To see thy face for but once more to know thy gentle smile
To feel again your warm embrace and hold your fond caress
Close to my heart, then let you go and knowing all the while
That this will be the last of you that ever I’ll possess.
Twould be enough to suffer me and last my whole life through
When time will make it seem as though we two have never met,
And newer fancy fondle me, breath dreams and hope anew
Into my breast with vengeance praying soon that I’ll forget.
Forget you love, this cannot be for all the years that lie ahead
A single rose will bring the pain of loving you and losing,
Thus I shall know that when you left this love was waning old and dread,
The task is left for me too soon the path of life in choosing
Wherefore I’ll walk alone and sad with tears and deep regret,
And pray that you remember still that all of love cannot be torn
From your bosom, that lingers still a tear which can’t forget.
So ends our love, our paths have crossed and love thus done, leaves us forlorn.