Poetry of Kansas

What Shall I Do?

What shall I do in heaven if there's no laughter?
    I think I cannot stay.
For just before you went there, you wrote me, "After
    I'm gone, laugh on, I pray,
As you have always." And it salved the aching___
    Did all that tears could do.
If heaven, then, has no laughter, I'll he making
    For glory where there's laughter too.
And yet, if midst the Lord's celestial anthem,
    I'd hear some laughter start,
I fear I'd look around with faint suspicion
    There cried a broken heart.

__Margaret E. Haughawout.


Sheep's Clothing
Margaret E. Haughawout
Page 46
(Pittsburg, Kansas: __. 1929)

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