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  A Working Man's Treasure
by Frank P Whyte
Monday, February 18, 2008
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Mighty are the days of labor,
Fewer are the days of rest,
We march toward the grave
With a working man’s hand,
Aft the day we relinquish the breast.

Our dreams are the treasure
That we harbor,
And nourish so deeply within,
They are the working man’s analgesia,
Disguising forlorn chagrin.
For our world bestows reward
In curious fashion,
To the pampered spoils
Of dying clans,
And often leaves the coffers empty,
For the finest of the working man.

Arise, ye men of honor,
And know that the Lord
Sees you with loving eyes.
You are the fruit of His loving hand,
A simple man, made wise.
Lust not for temporal pleasure;
For solace makes not a home there,
Do that which you know
In your heart to be true ,
And in the end,
It is you who is spared.

With body broken,
But spirit filled with an endless joy,
Gaze at night upon the heavens,
And imagine the universe as it unfolds.
Envy not the privileged,
Who with blinded eyes cannot see,
The boundless comfort we hold in our hearts,
In a world made for you and me.




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Reviewed by D Johnson 2/19/2008
Frank, excellent write.

Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 2/19/2008
Ahh yes, those born with integrity and honor...too bad these traits are so hard to come by anymore for they ARE indeed truly admirable. Pity so many people fall into thinking that a life of ease,no matter the cost is the way to go.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/18/2008
Well said and very inspirational to all who spend years treading, working and ever yearning to be free.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sandra Hartsell 2/18/2008
Wow! I love this. We work and work in this world and never seem to get ahead.The words of this poem are exquisite, as they tell the untold story of unrest in this world we live in. Thanks for sharing your work.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/18/2008
Your wisdom might just move some clouds over, for some to see, what really is important! A wonderful piece with deep meaning!
Bless you! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Charlie 2/18/2008
Very sound wisdom. The fog is lifting. My favorite part in all this splendor is:
"With body broken,
But spirit filled with an endless joy,
Gaze at night upon the heavens,
And imagine the universe as it unfolds."

I love it because of the double connotation of "night" and "heavens". Seems like when things are pretty dark for us, the thing to do is just as you say, gaze up. Behold the mighty workings of an All-Knowing Hand. Behold your insignificance, but the great measure of His love for you as well... It's pretty amazing that all this beauty is for us, isn't it. It's pretty amazing. --Charlie

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