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The king who rose once nightly looked to sea,
And saw what could have been would never be.
The sorrow filled his aching sleepless heart,
And gold nor kingdom would not make it part.

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photo by Johnny Berg at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mjA0W56/Castle+-+night

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2019.

 

 

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The Debt

This is the debt I pay
Just for one riotous day, –
Years of regret and grief,
Sorrow without relief.

Pay it I will to the end –
Until the grave, my friend,
Gives me a true release,
Gives me the clasp of peace.

Slight was the thing I bought,
Small was the debt, I thought,
Poor was the loan at best –
God! but the interest!

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