Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Auburn, South Australia
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Auburn, South Australia
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The Idle Son

Rating: 5.0

Young Benjamin left school this year
And stepped right in a job;
And he starts in hope of a life career,
Like his eldest brother, Bob.
But Sam, the lad who came between,
Born in the fateful year 'thirteen,
Still vainly seeks a place;
And the mark of his fate, too plainly seen,
Dawns in his listless face.

For Sam was born in a black year,
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Dr Antony Theodore 12 December 2019

Too old for a youth's apprenticeship, Untrained, too young for a man's firm grip, Tho' a man in stature grown, He lives to see his chances slip, Thro' no fault of his own. very good poem. tony

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