The Old Story (Marcus Argentarius)
by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Like many a one, when you had goldt
Love met you smiling, we are told;t
But now that all your gold is gone,t
Love leaves you hungry and alone.
And women, who have called you moret
Sweet names than ever were before,t
Will ask another now to tellt
What man you are and where you dwell.t
Was ever anyone but yout
So long in learning what is true?t
Must you find only at the endt
That who has nothing has no friend?