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Two Songs

By Charles Sydney


My love is selfish and unfair,
Her kisses fall so thick and fast,
That while I wait to give my share,
The priceless time is past.

And I have been to blame till now,
For I have let her do her will ;
I thought it courteous to allow
My love to take her fill,

Trusting a time would quickly be,
When she would stay and look for mine ;
But having borne it patiently,
I will no longer pine.

I ll fold her in my arms to-night,
And justice on her lips I ll wreak :
I ll teach my love to know the right,
And not oppress the meek !