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Big Jack’s Farewell Speech

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I will arise and go now,
Back to the granite that carved me.
Back to the country that starved me.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Content in the love of a woman,
That clasped a stranger to her breast
And gave him all that she possessed.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 See! She stands upon the shore,
Headscarf tight around her cheeks,
And though she now no longer speaks,

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 All is well and content.
In our eyes there is fond admiration,
A bond between step-child and nation.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Ten years in which a team,
Moulded from clay, finely chiselled,
Even as the grey clouds drizzled,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Soon to pass. And then a day,
Bright as any Eden dawning,
Blinded by the wealth of morning.

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