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Improve the View

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Why don’t you decorate
that plot in your mind
with lawn grass, ornamental
shrubs around a flowerbed,
it would improve the view
of the plot where your
hopes lie buried.
Dig a grave too, for
self-pity and you will be
free to ignore the hubbub
of expectations and read
Proverbs where the Preacher
saith, A merry heart
drives away care but a sad face
drieth the bones.

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Why don't you decorate
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Nebraska Review (May 1981) 14.
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