Mark Heathcote

Veteran Poet - 2,961 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

I’ll work my fingers to the bone


I work for that bedrock of stones
To buy me only a few stale loafs
I work for that pay cheque
I work my fingers to the bone
Just to give my wife a home
To scratch around feeling cold
I work for that pay cheque
That’s gone even before I’m home

If there’s a God of creation
He’s in a minority group of one
Yet, he’ll not tolerate discrimination
Or Prejudice racism by none.
So I promise him I’ll stay strong
Face tomorrow by the barrel of gun
I’ll stay strong just as long
As we go that extra furlong.

I’ll work my fingers to the bone
Just to give you my wife a home
Trying to keep you from going hungry
Trying to keep you from the cold
The wolfs baying on your doorstep
I’ll work my fingers to the bone
Each day just to sidestep
Away from the devil waiting outside
For me and you, for me and you!

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Edited: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Topic of this poem: song

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I’ll work my fingers to the bone by Mark Heathcote )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  7. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  8. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Democracy, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Submonition, Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D.
  2. HURT, Rosie Bourget
  3. I'm Kunta, Ivan Brooks Sr
  4. Martin Chuzzlewit II, douglas scotney
  5. In my head., Jessica Amburgey
  6. Groove Of A New Sound, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Depths Of Remembering, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. 185, John Westlake
  9. Wash over me., Jessica Amburgey
  10. Martin Chuzzlewit, douglas scotney
[Hata Bildir]