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Compensation


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Because I had loved so deeply, Because I had loved so long, God in His great compassion Gave me the gift of song. Because I have loved so vainly, And sung with such faltering breath, The Master in infinite mercy Offers the boon of Death.

…………………………… “Compensation” By Paul Laurence Dunbar Read by Brian Harrison Directed by Walter Evans Copyright Georgia Regents University 2013 All rights reserved