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  • Dealt

    From The Birmingham Age Herald, March 27, 1915. By Charles Miller.

    Life is a game of whist; from unseen sources
        The cards are shuffled and the hands are dealt.
    Blind our efforts to control the forces
        That, though unseen, are no less strongly felt.

    I do not like the way the cards are shuffled,
        But still I like the game and want to play.
    Thus through the long, long night will I, unruffled,
        Play what I get until the break of day.