Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 9/"Two lives"

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“TWO LIVES.”

I.

Two travellers toiling, ever parted,
By a deathless love between;—
Two travellers toiling—broken-hearted—
Their work by each unseen.

II.

Two souls, whose star hath long been clouded,
Praying on separate shores;
Two barks, by love divine enshrouded,
Drift out as the ocean roars.

III.

Two travellers watching, ever parted,
For their love, on a far-off strand;
Two travellers weeping, broken-hearted,
Have met in a far-off land.

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IV.

Two graves in one holy sod—
Two throbbing hearts, now still;—
Two glorious spirits gone to God!
To bless His perfect will!

Clare.