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THE JOKE, by            
First Line: My 'little joke', at my dear friend's expense
Last Line: I bear the other in my wounded heart.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Jokes

My "little joke", at my dear friend's expense --
Was loudly cheered, and laughter filled the room.
My aim was sure; she made no least defense,
But her sweet face lost all its light and bloom;

But when her eyes met mine. I seemed to see,
As through a misty veil of darkening night,
The form of something dear -- now dead to me,
And hidden by her silence from my sight.

My shaft of wit, so sure, so swift, so keen,
Was barbed with double point; one cruel dart
In my friend's soul rankles today unseen;
I bear the other in my wounded heart.

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