From the Evening Star, September 7, 1913. By S. E. Kiser.
She treated him as if he had
Been some unworthy thing;
It seemed, indeed, to make her glad
To see him worrying.
She seemed to study how to make
His moments doubly sad;
She seemed to want his heart to break,
His sorrow made her glad.
At last, believing her to be
Unworthy and unkind,
He ceased his pleading, sensibly
Declining to be blind.
The moment that he turned away
And seemed to cease to care
She humbly called to him to stay,
And wilted in despair.
He tenderly forgave her when
Her tears began to flow;
For so it is with maids and men—
It always will be so.