The Debt


Written Text

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!

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“The Debt”

By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Read by Brian Harrison

Directed by Walter Evans

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