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A common man worth his salt

I clearly detect all that swirls this blue green world, 
and all that toss me about like a ship on the ocean.
I hold the wheel within my hand, my ships Captain.
Keeping fixed to a horizon, slow, and steady as I go,
fighting off the pounding swells, one knot at a time. 

I fight the good fight for my home, my family, and prevision.
The proletarian creed is an honest mans banner, and the only flag I fly.                              This voyage presents no security; nor the power of prevailing winds,                                     to stretch out my sails. I endeavor this toil, and will not scourge my soul desire.                     I carefully weigh it all; willing to jettison all, keeping only one seed to root.




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  1. Date: 4/30/2011 4:32:00 PM
    VERY nicely penned, Edwin. But that would not be a life for me. I admire these kinds of men. LUv, Andrea