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First Line: When come the thoughts of things that might have
Last Line: For I have only a poor home.
Subject(s): Divorce; Longing; Regret


I.

When come the thoughts of things that might have been,
Of love, of home, and maybe children too,
To wrap their tiny hands around a mother's heart,
I long, but wishing's done, I chose my part,
To follow my career, my will to do.
—And now, youth's dreams can never be again.
And I have only a career.

II.

I know he wants his freedom once again;
He says I'm old, worn-out, and ugly too.
And now divorce, 'tis best that we should part.
But could he know that deep within my heart
There's still a spark of love which yet might do
—But now I dream of things that might have been.
For I have but an empty house.

III.

At times when things go wrong the whole day through,
And I'm worn down with worry, fret and care;
I often dream of things that might have been,
Or might be now, if I would turn again
To youth, to wealth once offered, if I dare.
—Sometimes I wish that dreams of youth came true.
For I have only a poor home.





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