James Nack

Jan 4, 1809 - 1879

 

Broken Ties

by James Nack

Go -- I from my soul disclaim thee,
Mine I never more shall name thee;
By the love that thou hast slighted,
By the joy that thou hast blighted,
By the fairy visions vanished,
Ingrate! go, forever banished!

By the promise vainly spoken,
By the heart thou wouldst have broken,
Did not strength of soul sustain me,
That I mourn not but disdain thee,
Go, forever from me driven!
Go -- forgotten -- not forgiven!

When thou findest all around thee
Faithless, worthless, as I found thee,
Thou shalt learn the worth to measure
Of the heart thou wouldst not treasure;
But in vain thy soul's repentance --
Irrevocable the sentence --
Go, forever from me driven!
Go -- forgotten -- not forgiven!

Source:

The Romance Of The Ring, And Other Poems.
Copyright 1859
Delisser & Procter, 508 Broadway, New York
 
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