Ode to the Common Man

October 28, 2008
By John Kender, Jr., Hawthorne, NJ

Wake up son, work real hard
One day ya life won't walk far
Low wages, the regular-as the family man
A thousand times hard, as best he can.
His whole life his pain and toil conquers him,
Till his last breath he steps, in death's angry grin.
So much was lost; the kids grew up,
To the unsung hero, as unsung love.

The author's comments:
This was a piece I did to express my feelings about the lives of many men and women who are going through these difficult Economic times.

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This article has 5 comments.

nicoletterrr said...
on Nov. 9 2008 at 11:53 pm
my john is suuuuper talented!

Digity said...
on Nov. 7 2008 at 3:47 pm
Wow a down to earth well wriiten piece of art, keep up the great work, you definetly have potential

on Nov. 6 2008 at 6:23 pm
This poem is outrageously good. i love that it talks about how people are actually feelin in life.

kmart62523 said...
on Nov. 4 2008 at 3:22 am
This piece of poetry is FUEGO!!! It is by far the best piece I ever heard!! Keep up the good work kid you have POTENTIAL!!!

GI Jane said...
on Nov. 4 2008 at 1:13 am
Impressive Poetry from a teenage boy


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