Treasure Island

Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

The Wistful One


I sought the trails of South and North,
I wandered East and West;
But pride and passion drove me forth
And would not let me rest.
And still I seek, as still I roam,
A snug roof overhead;
Four walls, my own; a quiet home. . . .
"You'll have it -- when you're dead."

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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