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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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The Decision

Published by Susan on 08/09/2003 (3274 reads)
Said she: 'Although my husband Jim...

Said she: 'Although my husband Jim
    Is with his home content,
I never should have married him,
    We are so different.
Oh yes, I know he loves me well,
    Our children he adores;
But he's so dull, and I rebel
    Against a life that bores.

'Of course there is another man,
    Quite pennyless is he;
And yet with hope and joy we plan
    A home beyond the sea.
Though I forfeit the name of wife
    And neighbours ostracise,
Such happiness will crown our life
    Their censure we'll despise.

'But then what will my children think,
    Whose love is pure and true?'
Said I: 'Your memory will stink
    If they should speak of you.
Your doting Jim will curse your name,
    And if you make a mess
Of life, oh do not in your shame
    Dare hope for happiness.'

Well, still with Jim she lives serene,
    And has of kiddies three.
'Oh what a fool I might have been
    To leave my home,' says she.
'Of course Jim is a priceless bore,
    But he's so sweet to me . . .
Come darling won't you let me pour
    Another cup of tea?'

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