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"The Paradise of Fools"

I started on the road of Life with innocent intent

The world seemed fair and free from care along its paths I went.
The pride of mother, father, friends had shown my feet the way
And every hour was sunshine and my heart was light & gay

I met some friends who laughed & talked of things I'd not been taught
And longed to know their pleasure and to hear them call me "Sport"
And though they oft used words my dear old father ne"er would say

And though I knew 'twas sinning as they spoke from day to day

My ears they grew accustomed and as use makes wrong seem right

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