Family Man

Now has come the time of day,
When the good little boys go out to play.
And by play I mean work and toil and strain,
To make a living and create gain.
With tired eyes he rises early,
To face the world so bleak and surly.
And goes out to face the day.
He hopes to improve the way,
His family lives.
And so he gives,
His sweat, blood and tears.
He faces many fears,
But never backs down to a single one.
Not till his day is done,
And he can finally return to the sweet embrace,
Of his loving wife and her tender grace.

~IV

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2 thoughts on “Family Man

  1. This makes my heartache. I think juxtaposing childhood with adulthood emphasizes pretty well how small and fragile is the modern man while trying to make a living in a dark, tough and back breaking world. And like a child he only finds solace, security and peace at home. It preserves a certain innomce and makes us sympathize quickly with the sentiment of someone working hard for a better life despite all the obstacles.

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