We struggle

and fight like hell

to keep a roof over their heads

and their bellies full.

We search and pray

for that next dollar

to flow through our hands

to compensate and allow

simple pleasures like clothes

that are not twice handed down.

We speak the truth

not always having much

sending one to college

and preparing for such.

Gas bills to high

to heat the home we keep

lighting candles

instead of wasting dimes.

Think about retirement

on another day

Keep the kids safe and warm

number one priority.

They feel slighted

by the absence of such finer things

little do they know

they are eating with the pennies of my wedding ring.

Promises to keep

and mouths to feed

Forget living

while your trying to

just survive.




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