Eric Cockrell


Just Folks (Common Faith) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

tater fed, cornbread,
chicken rolled in flour.
backyard plowed up,
supper in an hour.
short week, belt tight,
make do with what you got.
invite your neighbors over,
coffee dark and hot.

say a prayer, thank you,
lucky to be alive.
grandkids going crazy,
look over at your wife.
'there's enough, pass the plates',
talk settles down.
glad to be together,
watch the sun go down.

after supper, pick a tune,
pass the bottle round.
name a song, join in,
dont you love that sound?
kids winding down, sleepy eyes,
all too soon it's time to go.
one more song, everybody,
before you hit the road.

turn out the lights, crawl in bed,
with a twinkle in the eye.
been too long, day is done,
tonight's your lucky night.
curtains blow, nice and slow,
thinking about the years.
dont know about tomorrow,
but tonight it's good to be here!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

for all the good, simple, decent working people of America,
and around the world... there are some things money cannot buy!

Comments about Just Folks (Common Faith) by Eric Cockrell

  • (5/29/2012 11:50:00 AM)


    Throughout one feels the love and the spirit of the poet.A wonderful soulful poem.Thank mister Cockrell (Report) Reply

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  • (5/28/2012 1:57:00 PM)


    Really beautiful, really like it, It's how it should be, a really beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, May 28, 2012


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