A few lines of poetry.
)Only a few days, dear one, a few days more
Under oppression's shadows condemned to breathe
Still for a time we must bear them, and tears, and endure
What our forefathers, not our own faults, bequeath:
Fettered limbs, each impulse held on a chain,
Minds in bondage, our words all watched and set down
Courage still nerves us, or how should we still exist,
Now with existence only a beggar?s gown,
Tattered, and patched every hour with new rags of pain?
Yes, but to tyranny not many hours are left now;
Patience a little, few hours of lamenting remain.In this parched air of an age that desert sands choke
We must stay now - not for ever and ever stay!Under this load beyond words of a foreign yoke
We must submit-for a while -not for ever submit!
Dust of affliction that clings to your beauty today,
Crosses unnumbered that mar our few mornings of youth,
Torment of silver nights, a pain with no cure,
Heartache unanswered, the body?s long cry of despair?
Only a few days, dear one, a few days more.