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WHEN I WAS BORN, by                    
First Line: "when I was born, then others laughed. I cried."
Last Line: At death if love of life did not deceive them so.
Subject(s): Birth;death;grief;happiness; "child Birth;midwifery;dead, The;sorrow;sadness;joy;delight;


When I was born, then others laughed. I cried.
But others wept, I did the laughing when I died.
Birth is a joyous thing except to him who is born.
And death is sad except for him who greets the morn.
Ah, they would weep at birth and smile I know
At death if love of life did not deceive them so.





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