November 15, 2010


He's so old and worn,
been through a lot since he was born
Works hard everyday
to put food in our mouths
so we don't have to pay
Tries to love us but can't,
begins to show us,
he's proud, but can't
Been in a war,fighting and sick,
he's lived through four
He coughs and gags
from years of choking his smokes,
we pretend not to hear,
His shirt is dull and torn,
from nails and rails,
and he's old and worn

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