Poem from Angel Island

There are tens of thousands of poems
      on these walls
They are all cries of suffering
      and sadness
The day I am rid of this prison and
      become successful
I must remember that this chapter
      once existed
I must be frugal in my daily
      needs
Needless extravagance usually
      leads to ruin
All my compatriots should
      remember China
Once you have made some small gains,
      you should return
       home early

Written by one from Heungshan


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