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Oft For Our Own

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If I had known in the morning
How wearily all the day
the words unkind
would trouble my mind, that
I said when you went away;
I would have been more careful, darling;
nor given you needless pain;
But we vex our own
with a look and tone
We may never take back again.
For though in the quiet evening
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Laurence 30 September 2020
I found these words hand written: - We have careful thoughts for the stranger and smiles for the sometime guest; But oft for our own, the bitter tone, though we love our own the best. On a scrap of paper among photos and papers being thrown out after a great Aunts death, it had been written by her mother possibly after a family tiff. I find it so true.
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Joan fernandes 09 March 2020
So true I like to send this to my children.
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Susan Magee 18 March 2019
Touched my heart. Words so true, after spending hours tonight looking for a n elderly lost dog.: -((
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