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Not Today

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Not Today

Sorry I can't come today,
He's got a social worker calling 
I must be there.

Can I raincheck lunch?
His leg gave out on the stairs
And no one else is here.

Another time,
But time is not my own
I have his lunch to prepare.

My career can wait
His needs come before my ambition
And now I am too old.

Doctors appointments missed
Too busy hanging sheets out to dry
My own health left to decline.

A pitiful sum
Replacing a livable wage
Duty of love keeps me there.

My life
Saved the government millions
Yet my voice shall never be heard.





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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 10:15:00 PM
    JEMMY,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*