Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOST ILLUSIONS, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON



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LOST ILLUSIONS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, for the veils of my far away youth
Last Line: [or, shielding my heart from the blaze of truth!]
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Variant Title(s): Illusion
Subject(s): Aging; Hallucinations & Illusions; Innocence


Oh, for the veils of my far away youth,
Shielding my heart from the blaze of the truth,
Why did I stray from their shelter and grow
Into the sadness that follows - to know!

Impotent atom with desolate gaze
Threading the tumult of hazardous ways -
Oh, for the veils, for the veils of my youth
Veils, that hung low o'er the blaze of the truth!
[or, Shielding my heart from the blaze of truth!]




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