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A kinda Poem about life and love

Updated on April 4, 2013

They sing for a living, why not me?

Spring Valley Park musicians
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I started out feeling sorry for myself and ended up in thankfulness.

Poems some times come out. Some times I reckon we need to write a poem. I heard a man say he keeps things bottled up inside. I think that may be a bad idea, not judging, just saying.

I thinks I is beginning to like this thing. It kinda allows a man with no backbone say things he may not otherwise.

I am not a good poet and I have only read fancy notions like haiku something like lambic pandemeter . But I figure if you know my heart you might get my poetry.

Live is always good

Well you wake in evening about time your wife does come home.

And you little child wakes up and calls her as her own

Every body got the red eye everybody got the long sigh

We are just a family struggling, we know the lordy will supply

But we got to eat now brother or we are gonna die

We are just a working family trying to get by

Well we never going to cry now and we never going to weep

But were gonna lay down hungry sometimes when we go to sleep

We are current day families trying to raise ‘em right

But we ain’t got enough now lest we scream and fight

So we ate at the table off a ham hock a given

And we gave thanks now to the bounty we are liven

We bowed our heads in wonder and we held each others hands

And we prayed for a better time for our people cross these lands

When the day breaks we will rise up and be happy for the butter in the pan

And we will say thankyous for life though it is owned by the man

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A fine poem by a non-poet. :) Love the message and I love seeing writers expand themselves in new genres.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you -- And please today credit yourself for encouraging me in my writing. (or maybe deny all allegations ;-)

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      Christopher Antony Meade 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Strange poem Eric, but very moving. I could just picture the family as I read your words. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So many families are just hanging on by a thread these days. Just one small calamity are lives can be shattered. But not if there is hope.

      Thank you much for the read and comment.

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      Thank you for taking us to the heart of a family on the edge of the survival cliff. We humans have created this terrible material poverty stemming from our spiritual poverty, and we have the choice to be the problem or the solution. Lovely, heartfelt poem! The message of the importance of expressing gratitude no matter what is loud and clear.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Original and nicely done. Writing from the heart is a wonderful release and you have done a nice job here.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Dancing Water. We, in my home were arguing about money. And we gave hugs and thanks that we had any. And it really hit home that some do not. In my home we are rich in love.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Stages of ME, thank you much. Sometimes empathy can be a pain in the butt. But sometimes it inspires us to write for others. So I will live with it.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      This could be a bluesy folk song. It has so much heart!!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much. I will send it to my son the writer/singer

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Interesting and different kind of poem but the message is great. Basically be thankful for what you have and the Lord will provide as long as you do your best to get along in life.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee. We need to stay focused during tough times.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well Sir Eric your words work for me - and you have done something very pure here and it's my recipe for writing poe-tree (lol) - just write from the heart and the mind will always follow)

      I am certainly no poe-it. I just write words. And 99% of my writing is non-confessional for I am a story teller first and foremost. We all have our own styles though and my suggestion to you is just to be yourself and it will come out naturally that way and from what I read here you are certainly succeeding.

      lake erie time ontario canada 1:19pm and sending warm wishes from Colin and his cats

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you very much for that Colin, I am taking it to heart. I hope I grow to be worthy of your time.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Well for a non-poet you did a mighty good job (Like the American accent?) Hee hee.

      Love this poem of yours, the heart of the family even though struggling to survive still thankful for what they have. I could visualise them all sat around the table, hands held in trust and faith.

      A agree with Mrs Brown, would sounf good to blues music.

      You have a thumbs up from me :))

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Rosemay50, tough times can be good times I believe.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Eric,,, I think you have found a new calling here... very impressed and such a fine subject... Family and Love... Well done

      Hugs and Blessing

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks for the hugs. I love hugs. My poems and my quotes are not my own. I reckon they come about when I do not resist them. If I stay quiet the hawk soars above. If I look for him, he flies the other way.

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