Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 23,533 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Hard Work! - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Hard work! Hard work!
Condemned full
All the years of all
My life
All the days
All the months
All the years
And more
And more
As a train that tired
As age more inside
It grows
In this cage of such hard work
Since my boyhood I entered
I entered with my will
Shut up the rest all outside
Saw sometimes outside
But in
The cage of work stood in
As these verses and these songs
Read you, friends,
As the Principles of the sciences
The plays, epics, lyrics throng
Economics, social sciences all along
And the rest
That all points of civilization touch
At its lows and at its best:
Remember this,
I have been for years all long
As this
And will I think so remain
In the cage of work and work

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Hard Work! by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Chinedu Dike (8/6/2015 11:08:00 AM)

    The strenuous side of hard work well depicted in the poem. Indeed hard work comes with its heavy burdens and loads, but then the good side of it outweighs the strain, and we mustn't lose sight of DIGNITY IN LABOUR. A well articulated piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, October 20, 2014

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