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First Line: Not yet, the flowers are in my path
Last Line: "I'm ready now to die!"
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

"Not yet -- the flowers are in my path,
The sun is in the sky;
Not yet -- my heart is full of hope --
I cannot bear to die.

Not yet -- I never knew till now
How precious life could be;
My heart is full of love -- O Death!
I cannot come with thee!"

But Love and Hope, enchanted twain,
Passed in their falsehood by;
Death came again and then he said --
"I'm ready now to die!"

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