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SHIRK OR WORK?, by            
First Line: It is easy to sit in the sunshine
Last Line: Until it has been on his back.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Leisure; Work; Workers


It is easy to sit in the sunshine
And talk to the man in the shade;
It is easy to float in a lovely boat,
And point out the places to wade.

It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack,
But no one can rate a burden's weight
Until it has been on his back.





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