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A Common Man
(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A Common Man

Poem By Marilyn Lott

He works so hard every day
Doing pretty much what he’s told
The days slowly turn into years
As his life carefully unfolds

He sweats and agonizes and toils
To put food on the table each day
Keeping family fed and clothed
And he does it his own unique way

His love for family is his passion
For he wants the best life he can make
For his wife and his kids and his dog
Praying his spirit won’t break

As he drives home every day
He goes past a barn lost in age
Falling apart and he knows
Some day he’ll be at that stage

Horses roam in their fences
Lost in their own sort of world
He wonders if their life is not better
Instead of the world he’s been hurled

But he’s strong and yes, he’s constant
For he knows how to take a stand
Knowing at times he’ll make mistakes
For after all, he is just a common man!

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Comments (50)

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Knowing at timeshe'llmake mistakes For after all, he is just a common man. Nicely crafted. I will give full mark 10++++ Thanks