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Date: September 20th 1944

A Little Smile

Once when Life's dark miseries
            encompassed me about:
I saw a lovely, golden light
            that never has gone out.

A friend upon me smiled that day -
            a smile serene and tender.
Gentle reader - smiles thus sent,
            bring joy unto the sender.


[Editor’s note: The poem was included at the end of the transcription of the letter of September 20, 1944.]