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The workhouse

Heavy steps through

“The Archway Of Tears”

blow your candles out

at 8 o clock here,

you leave the house?

You lose your meal!

The severity of the law you’ll feel

when you’re locked up in a refractory cell,

Litchfield Street is worse than hell,

turn the capstan,

grind the corn,

Matron wakes you

at the crack of dawn,

we forget so easily,

we get fat and bald  in front of the T.V,

take time to read article 1.20

and spare a thought for these poor souls

 Robert Maccartney

“My candle burns at both ends; – YOUR FAVOURITE POEM




“My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes,

and oh, my friends—

It gives a lovely light!”

Edna St. Vincent Millay






It is far better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
It’s what an old Chinese proverb has to say
Wise words which have come through the ages
Words that are still applicable in our lives today

For the light would illuminate the path we take
And reveal the pitfalls we could meet on our way
And by avoiding these we could reach our objective
And will ensure we enjoy our lives today

For it is better to light a candle to see where we are going
Than to journey to an object we clearly cannot see
That it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
It’s the message that this proverb presents to you and me

Ron Martin

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