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Work Clothes You came in late from work. I know it was hard today in the mud. People get hurt on the job… You are safe, my prayers are answered. You smell of sweat, and dirt… like the deep Earth. Coal dust, black embedded into everything, part of you, part of me, part of the couch. Brave man, I love you. You take care of us, and I know “He” has his hand on you. I finish setting the table and bring you a beer. I don’t like that you drink, but I bring it anyway. This is your house, I understand and it is not an issue. I only worry, when you ask for two or three or… Not tonight. You smiled. You are happy. Things must have gone well. My heart can dance. I will turn on the old radio. I will set the mood. I will try hard to make you remember… exactly why you go into the darkness… for me, for you…for us! God keep you safe. Amen.

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Date: 11/4/2019 7:43:00 AM
Beautifully done; and relatable to many of us.
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Date: 11/4/2019 7:44:00 AM
We need more that bonds us together... as we are all family... surely... Ann
Date: 11/4/2019 4:29:00 AM
Great tribute and so well penned. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 11/4/2019 7:44:00 AM
Thank you. Have the very nicest day. Ann
Date: 11/3/2019 10:47:00 PM
Safety first, not the work.. Nice poem to read..
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Date: 11/3/2019 10:59:00 PM
Thank you friend for stopping by. Have the very nicest night. Ann
Date: 11/3/2019 10:08:00 PM
A beautiful poem and I have known so so so many hard working men. God bless you dear friend. Love,Gina
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Date: 11/3/2019 10:21:00 PM
It is hard sometimes to express loving a man, for all that they are... they think that we are hard to understand... lol... Ann