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First Line: Come, walk with me, contentment, through the night
Last Line: The leading role in heaven's eternal day.
Subject(s): Contentment


Come, walk with me, Contentment, through the night,
Your torch undimmed by surging doubt or fears --
As stars that glint the spinning Earth with light,
My Mithras, to console declining years.
For I, who saw the Morn far in the past,
Know summers bloom and wither to decay,
Life's graying embers smolder to the last
And leave but dross -- the ash of yesterday.

Give back to me, my frailty to relieve,
Unfettered Mind, to challenge and persuade
My waning flesh. Content, though bowed to grieve,
I pass the approaching Shadow unafraid.
And, having passed, Contentment, you will play
The leading role in Heaven's eternal day.





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