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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 12/4/2016 6:05 PM
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12/5/2016 12:58 PM It's written in rhymes, the grammar might not make complete sense.

My only friend
I found you in the city of Flint,
I weaved you friend in my soul,
Because you have over the city poured light rays,
For me a ray of light there spread.

I strayed there, long weeks,
There I have pressed my pain in my heart,
I wanted to tell someone,
To tell someone from my heart, the longing that chokes!

I didn't find anyone there,
Not a single person that should understand me,
I wanted there to tell my sorrow,
I saw you from far, saw you going.

I saw you coming closer,
Till your [? bloch] touched my grief!
I embraced you in my arms,
Together we used to walk in the city.

And there in that small city!
I found the one and only friend,
There where I found grief and sorrow,
I won a [?] friend!

Yaakov Finkelstein
Flint Mish, March 9th 1914
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