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by Robert Frost
[from A Boy’s Will (1913)]

We make ourselves a place apart
     Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart 
     Till someone really find us out.

‘Tis pity if the case require 
     (Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire 
     The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play 
     At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away 
     Must speak and tell us where they are.