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  • Forgetting the Day

    From the Omaha Daily Bee, November 24, 1912.
    By S. E. Kiser.
     Your cheeks have lost their youthful glow
         Your hair is getting gray
     We, side by side, in weal and woe
         Have come a long, long way.
     ’Tis far to where you learned to care
         And where I taught you how
     Your girlish glee is gone and there
         Are lines across your brow.
     ’Tis long since I have gladly bent
         To whisper love to you
     ’Tis long that we have been content
         To prosper with the few.
     I’ve done no wrong to bring regret
         Or cause you to repine
     But it is long since you have let
         Your hand steal into mine.
     Come, let us stray back o’er the way
         To where enchantment lies
     And there, in fancy, all the day
         Be youthful and unwise.
     With lavish praise I’ll make you glad
         And whisper love again—
     Come, let us be a lass and lad
         Alone in Lovers’ Lane.
     Dear, let us steal from jealous Time
         A precious hour of bliss
     And you, still girlish and sublime
         Shall claim a lover’s kiss—
     ’Tis far to where we learned to care
         But we will find the way
     Come, sweetheart, let us journey there
         Forgetting for a day.