Owen Suffolk Poems
- The Battle Of Life Up! and arm for life's struggle, We ...
- I Feel That I Am Free To me the sky looks bluer, And the ...
- The Dream Of Freedom 'Twas night, and the moonbeams palely ...
- The Prison Bell Hark to the bell of sorrow! - 'tis awak'ning ...
- 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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The Battle Of Life
Up! and arm for life's struggle,
We shall conquer in the fight,
If we arm us for the battle
With the weapons Truth and Right;
Though the world's arrayed against us,
We will shrink not from the strife,
For invincible is duty
On the battlefield of life.
In the vanguard of the battle
Foremost comes our foeman Sin,
Like a giant in his prowess,
With an aspect stern and grim.
But, though mighty in his power
We'll preserve a dauntless air,
And we'll fight this dreaded foeman
'Neath the sturdy shield of prayer.
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