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Catalog Number 2005.162.13
Object Name Poem
Accession number 2005.162
Description Poem.

Full transcription:

We never miss life's laughter
Until the jest is dead.
We never miss the songsters,
Until they too have fled
We never miss the sunshine
Until the skies are gray.
We never miss the dawning
Until dark nite guts day
We never miss our joyousness
Until it too has sped
We never miss happiness
Until with sorrow wed.

From the service of Newton Balog, Company A, 301st Water Tank Train Motor Transport Corps, AEF.
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Poetry