Poetry of Kansas

What Is Life?.

WHAT funny creatures we are here,
     We live betwixt a smile and tear;
One time we cry, the other laugh,
     When all is said 't is half and half.

But let us keep the bright side out,
     Which for a moment do not doubt;
And try to keep the dark side in,
     For, oh, the world is full of sin.

We hardly know just what we are,
     We only live by some wise power;
But let us live so, as we die,
     That we may live again on high.

__Hulda Fetzer.

Hulda Fetzer
(Independence, KS: ___. 1906)
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