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A Ballad Of Wasted Years

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I have walked through tougher Harlem where few strangers dare to go
And I've been in London City in the rain and in the snow
And I've worked in inner Melbourne in the searing summer heat
And believe me if I tell you I have earned the bread I eat.

I have laboured in deep trenches with my life I've took a dare
And I've worked in cherry pickers ninety foot up in the air
And the hands of time keep turning and the years go quickly by
And the man who lives on welfare is still better off than I.

And who needs the tag of good worker it's no big deal anyway
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Keith Brown 24 April 2020

A year is never wasted if it provides even only one memory, great poem and a bit of a message

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Stephen Loomes 04 December 2019

I can't help you with the need for money. which we all share. but I will pay you a compliment, that you are an honest, natural poet, and I enjoy your labours in ink

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Gerald 13 September 2019

very useful and sagacious. Thanks

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Prabir Gayen 23 June 2019

Very beautiful poem dear poet..... thanks////

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Richard D Remler 21 February 2019

This is very good. A precise and potent mix of experience and reality. Well done. tyfs

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Lemon 06 May 2018

Can I please ask what’s the theme of this Poem. Its amazing

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Peter Stavropoulos 18 March 2018

Lovely write, Francis. I really enjoyed it. It pulled the heart strings. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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Cassandra Macgibbon 15 February 2018

an amazing poet wow!

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Terry Craddock 01 January 2017

I have walked through tougher Harlem where few strangers dare to go And I've been in London City in the rain and in the snow And I've worked in inner Melbourne in the searing summer heat And believe me if I tell you I have earned the bread I eat.' once I believed change, changing jobs travel though working was better than a holiday, I did four long years time chained in place to one job as an apprentice, freedom called long and hard

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Richard Wlodarski 14 November 2016

Awesome! Your words were conjuring images of Maya Angelou and Joan Baez. The same way that I love reading and listening to them, I will continue enjoying your poetry. Thank you so much for sharing such pain and such strength.

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