The Pain of Parting

Susan Evance

Alas! how sad to bid farewell
To those whom tenderly we love!
Our trembling lips refuse to tell
What sighs more eloquently prove.

And O the last, last parting gaze,
How deep it sinks within the heart!
Th' expressive tearful eye essays
The soul's fond anguish to impart.

But ah! no tears, no sighs that break
From the unconscious breast, can tell
Our agony when forc'd to take
A long, perhaps a last farewell.

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