So lonely tonight, with so much of love and life past
My memories go back--to happy busy days,
The years have slipped by me so fast.
I live it all over and over again,
When I had all my dear family with me
But now they have families of their own
And that is the way it must be.
But I do try to forget the lonelyness,
For there is so much I have to enjoy
My little home surrounded with flowers in their lovelyness,
Brings me much pleasure and joy.
And then have the joy of the blessings,
The Gospel brings to me;
And reading, studying, writing,
Also brings me much joy you see.
These all help to drive my lonelyness away,
And hopes for a better and brighter day bringing the usual work to keep up a home,
So I do get a joy out of living, although I am alone.