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Of Course – I prayed –

Language: English

Of Course – I prayed –
And did God Care?
He cared as much as on the Air
A Bird – had stamped her foot –
And cried ‘Give Me’ –
My Reason – Life –
I had not had – but for Yourself –
’Twere better Charity
To leave me in the Atom’s Tomb –
Merry, and nought, and gay, an numb –
Than this smart Misery.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , title 1: "Wohl bete ich", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission by Gary Bachlund.

Text added to the website: 2016-12-25.
Last modified: 2016-12-25 18:46:15
Line count: 11
Word count: 68

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