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Indifference

Robert Service

When I am dead I will not care
         Forever more,
If sky be radiantly fair
         Or tempest roar.
If my life-hoard in sin be spent,
         My wife re-wed,--
I'll be so damned indifferent
         When I am dead.
         
When I meet up with dusty doom
         What if I rest
In common ditch or marble tomb,
         If curst or blest?
Shall my seed be to wealth or fame,
         Or gallows led,--
To me it will be all the same
         When I am dead.

So say for me no pious prayer,
         Be no tear shed;
In nothingness I cannot care,
         I'll be so dead.
I shall not reck of war or peace
         When I go hence:
Lord, let me win sublime release,--
         INDIFFERENCE!

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