Disillusioned by Will M. Fleming

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The moonlight slept, the slow warm night
Was filled with wonder and delight,
The soft winds, murmured as they went   
Laden with gathered hours well spent.   
Far, far beneath the drowsy sea
Crooned love-songs sweet to you and me.

We talked of riches and of ease,
We dreamed such dreams as charm and please,
We saw the future free from care,
With Honour standing proudly there,  
While lurked the serpent in the grass
Waiting the while our dream should pass.

Again I stand as then we stood,
In front the sea, behind the wood.
The slinking moon has crept away
As though it were ashamed to stay,
And now there only comes to me
The hungry roaring of the sea.

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 January 1926

Author reference sites: Austlit, Australian Dictionary of Biography

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