We Go This Way But Once

We go this way but once, oh heart of mine,
So why not make the journey well worth while,

Giving to those who travel with us
A helping hand, a word of cheer, a smile.

We go this way but once. Ah, never more
Can we go back along the self same way,
To get more out of life, undo the wrongs,
Or speak love's words we knew but did not say.

We go this way but once. Then let us make
The road we travel blossomy and sweet,
With helpful, kindly deeds and tender words,
Smoothing the path of bruised and stumbling feet.

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