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DUSTY ANSWER, by            
First Line: With sympathy I watched a pioneer
Last Line: Bleak, utter desolation for the old.


With sympathy I watched a pioneer
View with an aching heart the prairie land;
Now desolate of trees he planted here
The beauty he had wrought with calloused hand
Is gone; and only memories remain
Of old trails shadowed with a leafy gold
Lush acres and the deeply wooded lane --
His old house stands alone in wind and cold.

Yet what are we but sum of all we love?
Beauty and forms and dreams may fade and die,
Be broken by the storms that sweep above
Such places where our joy and laughter lie,
One never knows in youth that life may hold
Bleak, utter desolation for the old.





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