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                       Roses of Life


                                 I've dreamed many dreams that never came true.
                              I've seen them vanish at dawn.
                             But I've realized enough of my dreams
                              To make me want to dream on.

                                   I've prayed many prayers, when no answers came,
                                 Though I waited patient and long,
                                But answers came to enough of my prayer
                           To make me keep praying on.

                        I've trusted many a friend that failed
                      And left me to weep alone,
                            But I've found enough of my friends true blue
                            To make me keep trusting on.

                       I've sown many seeds that fell by the way
                       For the birds to feed upon,
                                       But I have held enough golden sheaves in my hands
                           To make me keep sowing on.

                              I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain
                                   And gone many days without song,
                                  But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
                           To make me want to live on.