CULLYBACKEY GOLF CLUB A PARTING SCENE

CULLYBACKEY GOLF CLUB
A PARTING SCENE

Like emigrants upon the shore,
They silent stood an ne’er before,
And well they knew that they no more,
When this sad parting scene was o’er,
On earth would meet again
They viewed the landscape far and near,
The hills and woodlands all so dear
The river’s banks and braes quite clear
Sweet scenes of joy without tear
For bitter memory’s train.

At length the friend presiding spoke,
The silence then he sadly broke
“Remember still the dear, kind folk
Who pilgrim wise shall bear life’s yoke
When you are far away
In every thought and word be true
To those who cared so much for you
Your duty nobly seek to do
Oh, never go astray.”

Then bravely spoke the loyal son
“What you request it shall be done;
Of all affection’s ties not one,
Shall severed be till sets life’s sun
And I am laid to rest.”
Full soon the company, set free,
Is scattered over land and sea,
To carry with them thoughts that be
To make them truly blest.

N. Y. 24th November 1917

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