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ADMONITION, by            
First Line: No, I am through and you can call in vain
Last Line: Nothing you have to give can equal these!
Alternate Author Name(s): Kid Kazanova

No, I AM THROUGH and you can call in vain.
There is too great a fee for your caress;
Too great a share of heartbreak and of pain
And all the kindred hurts of loneliness.
What does it mean at best? A fevered hour
When I forget that you are not for me;
Your charm aglow like some exotic flower
To rouse again the waves of memory.

No, I am through -- the trumpet call of youth
Must sound in vain -- for I have need of rest;
You have no peace to give -- no certain truth --
And I am sick and weary of my quest.

Leave me to books and wine and memories --
Nothing you have to give can equal these!

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