Treasure Island

Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

The Debt


This is the debt I pay
Just for one riotous day,
Years of regret and grief,
Sorrow without relief.
Pay it I will to the end --
Until the grave, my friend,
Gives me a true release --
Gives me the clasp of peace.
Slight was the thing I bought,
Small was the debt I thought,
Poor was the loan at best --
God! but the interest!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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