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Poem: Taking It's Toll

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Poem Summary

Taking it's toll is a poem describing how working takes a toll on your body. It lines your pockets with what seems to be a suitable reward...the almighty dollar. It leaves one in an irritable mood. Often times, suffering from back pain. There is never enough time between the days to get enough rest.

"Cost of Livin - Ronnie Dunn"

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Work boots on
trudging to the hell place,
extra hours consuming your life.

Fingers working to the bone,
lifting objects too heavy,
an irritable mood
the moments you are home.

Severe aching back pain
shooting bullets down your leg,
not enough time for rest
between each day,
journey sixty minutes one way.

Calendar keeps turning,
hands on the clock counting down,
year after year this torment
taking its' toll.

Branding your body with its' hardships,
the almighty dollar lining your pocket,
leaving the impression of a suitable reward.

"Life of a Workin' Man" by Creed Fisher

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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