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The last letter

Why do you treat me as if I were only a friend

What have I done that has made you so bitter and cold

Sometimes I wonder if you'll be contented again

Will you be happy when we are withered and old

 

I cannot offer you diamonds and mansions so fine

I cannot offer you clothes that your young body craves

But if you'll only say that you'll forever be mine Think of the heartaches, the pain and suffering you'll save

 

While I am writing this letter I think of the past And of the promises that you have broken so free

But to this old world, I'll soon bid my farewell at last

I will be gone when you read this last letter from me







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