They say Paul Bunyan could really swing an axe.
When those trees needed mov’in, he would make
John Henry was another legend, who could lay down
Today - to list’en to that cold steel ring, - The young
Would say he was really in the groove.
Muscle and blood, sweat and tears! Was the major
Composition - of the men - who built this land.
Our skyscrapers! - bricks, laid down-with such
It took not a formal education - for labor always had -
The upper hand.
For these men with callused hands, were reflections of
The Lord’s love and affection.
The next time you walk down a city sidewalk. -
Take time to see,
A work of art - which did not require, - a college degree
The working man - giv’en little recognition, and little reward.
I only hope this poem, brings some historical accord.
We may not read about them in the headline news.
For the big news to them, after a hard day’s work, - is
“Happy Hour” and consuming the booze.
God bless! - And thank you! - For the working man
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.