Build for yourself a strong box
Fashion each part with care
When its as strong as your hand can make it
Put all your troubles there.
Hide there all thought 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 else its contents
Never its secrets tell
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 strong box securely
Then sit on the lid and laugh
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