Labor Day, Not Forgotten

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Labor of Love




Here's to the laborers of Labor Day,

the first Monday of the month, in September,

For it is so easy to forget the workers of this land,

and why we should all remember.




The grinding jobs that many still have,

the black dirt and the grit, beneath their nails,

The sweat of the brows of the many all to mean,

gives a meaning to the liberty bells.




Born at the turn of the century,

The unions helped to mark this special time of the year,

They respected the toil of the working man,

gave him this honor, that we all hold so dear.




Some say it's the end of the Summer time,

Others, a last day in wearing clothes of white,

Filled with the fun and a grand day in the sun,

to celebrate, with fireworks, well into the night.




Parades and picnics, a day for kids and grownups,

for the family, fond memories, to keep,

The remembering of what made this country, what it is,

as in our safe beds, we all can sleep.




Labor Day, our hats, we doff to you, with all the honors,

and a respecting, in your strife,

You represent the finest people in all this land,

and are a symbol of our security, in this life.

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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thumbs up and I agree wholeheartedly! Love your poetry!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks,craiglyn, I am pleased tat you loved my work today. I felt as though someone needed to remind folks why we have a special day of rest.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

What a great tribute to the laborers of the nation. This holiday does signify the end of summer and the start of the holiday season. Time does fly after this! Hats off to the great men and women who have toiled to make our country strong.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks teaches, it truly is a grand day and the celebration of it has always been a special time in America. The many people who work themselves down for their families each day can at least get to relax on this one special day.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is so well timed, and so well done!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Genna, Labor Day is so often forgotten as to why we celebrate it, as do some of the other national holidays. Thanks for the thumbs up.

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