Abraham Lincoln

(12 February 1809 – 15 April 1865 / Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky)

To Rosa - Poem by Abraham Lincoln

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You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not -
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder -
Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay -
That sunshine soon is lost in shade -
That now's as good as any day -
To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 23, 2012


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