DEBORAH MAPLES

Rookie (JANUARY 4,1959 / HOUSTON, TEXAS)

Hard Times - Poem by DEBORAH MAPLES

Down in Pineville Flordia there lived a man
who lived the hard times with a working hand.
He married young and soon came to be
a father of seven who gave his love completely.
He worked hard to make ends meet
and survived the hard times of the cold and heat.

He lived the hard times with a working hand
raising seven kids, he was a good man.
Through the hardship, he did it all
a man of courage, I do recall.

But things got rough and things got deep
and the woman he married he could not keep.
She ran off and left him with seven kids alone
but he managed and suported seven kids on his own.
As time grew on well, so did he
his life he built around seven kids you see.

He lived the hard times with a working hand
raising seven kids, he was a good man.
Through the hardship, he did it all
a man of courage, I do recall.

Soon, his kids were married and gone
again his life he would be alone.
Then came the day his death was known
his wife's name he called upon.
Now he lays underneath a stone
Angus Dellon Lambert his history lives on.

He lived the hard times with a working hand
raising seven kids, he was a good man.
Through the hardship, he did it all
a man of courage, I do recall.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 21, 2005



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