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Better Life for us

His hands badly callused swollen with pain
Working hard in hopes of financial gain
He keeps our house warm
Shoes on our feet
Plenty of food on our table to eat
He ask for no thanks from any of us
For him he does not want a fuss
He always puts us first
His life a hard labor curse
But in the morning he rises 
Goes off to a job he demises
For a better life for us

Copyright © Matthew Horstkotter

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Very nice read. and so true for a lot of families

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:02:00 AM
    i love it!reminds me of my father.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Good write my friend and good man you speak of.

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Bravo great write, and honestly written good job. I will read more of your writes. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 8:32:00 AM
    A good write about a man who really cares for his family. Very good poem. Lynn

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:27:00 PM
    A very nice tribute

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:10:00 AM
    Dear Matthew with tears in these old eyes Please do not stop penning your thoughts for the whole to see You are Truly a gifted Poet.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:36:00 PM
    A learning experience for me. I had not previously encountered "demise" as a verb.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 5:05:00 PM

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:40:00 PM
    A good reminder of a person we call " Dad"- nice setting up of thoughts....thanks for the kind words on my poem..Marites

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:04:00 AM
    I enjoyed this writing Matthew, This gives us all a hint of how a good person works for others. Great one sir

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:37:00 PM
    Blessed with a good father.....not everyone is....Thanks for posting, write more....

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 8:31:00 PM
    a good one for a hard working man!! typo line six:ask(s)

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 6:37:00 PM
    Deep and simple. Great job, Bijo.