Regret with streaming eyes doth seem alway
A maiden widowed on her wedding day.

While dark Remorse with eyes too sad for tears
A crushed, desponding Magdalene appears.

One with a hungering heart unsatisfied
Mourns for imagined joys that were denied.

The other pierced by recollected sin,
Broods o'er the scars of pleasures that have been.

Poems of sentiment by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago, IL : W. B. Conkey Company, c1906.

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