Sit on the Lid and Laugh

Build for yourself a strongbox,

Fashion each part with care;

When it's strong as your hand can make it,

Put all your troubles there;

Hide there all thoughts of your failures,

And each bitter cup that you quaff;

Lock all your heartaches within it,

Then sit on the lid and laugh.

 

Tell no one its contents,

Never its secrets share;

When you've dropped in your care and worry

Keep them forever there;

Hide them from sight so completely

That the world will never dream half;

Fasten the strongbox securely -

Then sit on the lid and laugh.

BERTHA ADAMS BACKUS

 


Freda Cornelius
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