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My Mother and my Father

Out of the Light they Lie

The Warrant would not find them

And here ‘Tis only I

‘Tis only I

Shall hang so high

O let not man remember

The Soul that God forgot

But fetch the county kerchief

And noose me in the knot

And I will rot

For so the Game is ended

That should have not Begun

My Mother and My Father

They had a likely Son

And I have None

Note: This is the only poem I feature on my blog that I did not write. I read it in an autobiography of the famed lawyer Charles Darrow. It was written by an unnamed author.

The poor wretch was convicted as a murderer. He was condemned to hanging. I found the poem to be quite haunting.

C’est la vie mon amour!

– Donald Reith


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I am the owner of The Appeal To Safety. The Appeal to Safety is a Construction Safety Management/ Safety Consulting business. We provide Site Safety Managers/ Site Safety Coordinators/ Concrete Safety Managers/ Construction Site Fire Safety Managers for prospective NYC Construction companies that are well-versed in NYC Dept. of Buildings, FDNY, CDC, DOT and other relevant government agency codes and regulations/ safety standards. We also can provide EHS Construction Safety Managers for Heavy Civil Construction projects based in New York City and vicinity. We have a vast database of Licensed Safety Managers that we utilize to find Outstanding Safety Manager Candidates for our clients. Please contact for any and all of your Construction Safety needs! Together we will make The Appeal to Safety! Enjoy my original poetry with curated music videos! Have a great day!

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