Owen Suffolk Poems
- I Feel That I Am Free To me the sky looks bluer, And the ...
- The Battle Of Life Up! and arm for life's struggle, We ...
- The Prison Bell Hark to the bell of sorrow! - 'tis awak'ning ...
- The Dream Of Freedom 'Twas night, and the moonbeams palely ...
- For Frank Gardiner It is not in a prison drear Where all ...
- My Memory's Care Sing not to me a song of beauty bright, ...
- Untitled 2 I'm out in the world once more, And I mean to ...
Owen Suffolk born in England in 1829 he was a clerk by profession, but was transported to Australia, for a 7 year term when he was just 18 years old.
Upon his release, in 1848 he was convicted of horse stealing being jailed for the second time. Only a few weeks after his release from that jail term he and a friend, Christopher Farrell held up a mail coach.
He was captured and returned to prison for a 3rd term, where he worked as a clerk.
The authorities were very pleased with his work,and he obtained an early release. After his release it was discovered that he had been 'doctoring' prisoners records.
He had ample opportunity to earn a living ... more »
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I Feel That I Am Free
To me the sky looks bluer,
And the green grass greener still,
And earth's flowers seem more lovely
As they bloom on heath and hill.
There's a beauty breathing round me
Like a newborn Eden now,
And forgotten are the furrows
Grief has graven on my brow.
There is gladness in the sunshine,
As its gold light gilds the trees,
And I hear a voice of music
Singing to me in the breeze.
There is in my heart a lightness
That seemeth not of me,
For today I've burst from bondage,
And I feel that I am free.
Free in the golden sunshine, ...