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First Line: Joy goes by like a bird
Last Line: When the game is done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem

Joy goes by like a bird,
Love goes by like a leaf,
But slow as an aged man's
Are the steps of grief.

Catch joy if your wings can fly,
And love if your feet can run;
But grief will still be there
When the game is done.

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