In honour of Purim, here is a poem written by a member from the Hutchison House Lads’ Club and published in their magazine in 1913
The years roll onward ever,
The Feast of Purim comes again
And with all its gaieties/Obscuring all its heritage of pain
How oft in present times that be
We Jews, still suffer Hamans
Whilst revering Mordecai
Purim!! The feast that teaches us
Remembrance of oppressions in the past
Reminds us also in our joyful hours
That the Almighty’s love will ever last
God’s chosen people!!
What a noted name
Is held by every Jew throughout the Spher
We hear it. Let us strive with might and main
To prove ourselves still worthy it to bear.