First World War Poetry Digital Archive

L'Envoi

L'ENVOI by ROLAND LEIGHTON

Only a turn of head, A good-bye lightly said, And you set out to tread Your manlier road.

Both our Youth's paths once met; And think now we forget How great a brothers' debt To you is owed.

Sweep onward; and though Fame Shall aureole your name, Remember whence you came In Boyhood days.

And in life''s darkening years Look back on hopes and fears Mingled with memory's tears And blame and praise.

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