My Will

I've made my Will. I don't believe
  In luxury and wealth;
And to those loving ones who grieve
  My age and frailing health
I give the meed to soothe their ways
  That they may happy be,
And pass serenely all their days
  In snug security.
 
That duty done, I leave behind
  The all I have to give
To crippled children and the blind
  Who lamentably live;
Hoping my withered hand may freight
  To happiness a few
Poor innocents whom cruel fate
  Has cheated of their due.

A am no grey philanthropist,
  Too humble is my lot
Yet how I'm glad to give the grist
  My singing mill has brought.
For I have had such lyric days,
  So rich, so full, so sweet,
That I with gratitude and praise
  Would make my life complete.

I'VE MADE MY WILL: now near the end,
  At peace with all mankind,
To children lame I would be friend,
  And brother to the blind . . .
And if there be a God, I pray
  He bless my last bequest,
And in His love and pity say:
  "Good servant,--rest!"

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