WHEN?

A nation’s health is a nation’s wealth
Who will hold the ring
Between those who work by stealth
And from the masses wring
The hope and dignity that springs
In all lives as they strive
To keep a hold on all those things
That are there to be kept alive?
And those who work outside the glare
Of pomp and prizes given
And shun rewards for offered care
To make this life a heaven.

A nation’s education
Is a nation’s salvation.

August 2008