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London

What happened yesterday in London was a terrible thing and the police and emergency services have done and are doing an incredible job to care for and protect innocent victims caught up in yesterdays events. cant imagine what the surviving people and family and friends of all of them are feeling today but in my small opinion althou being vigilant, we must encourage and look for peaceful ways to bring about change


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Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lamplighter
My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;
It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by;
For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,
And my papa’s a banker and as rich as he can be;
But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I’m to do,
Oh Leerie, I’ll go round at night and light the lamps with you!

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
And O! before you hurry by with ladder and with light,
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight!

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

The Lamplighter