Thief And Giver

By Amos Russel Wells

Time’s a thief; he steals away
Many blossoms of to-day.
Joys he steals and also tears,
Pilfers hopes and filches fears.
May the rascal steal from you
Only what you want him to!
Time’s a giver and he brings
Sometimes weights and sometimes wings;
Now his gifts are lasting fair,
Now they vanish in the air.
May the rascal give to you
Only what you want him to!

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