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Author: Ben Franklin

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It's like da-ja-vu everyday,
Working nights for minimum pay,
But if I didn't where would my wife and two kids
Stay?

I didn't think life would be so boring,
My kids wanna play with me but I'm sound asleep
Snoring!!

Sue turned two the other day,
I didnt remember most of it,
I was so tired,
I was in a faze

My boy said to me 'you dont act like a proper dad,
You get home and always hit the sack',
So I said 'boy,who pays for them clothes on your
Back?
And if you ever use that tone of voice with me again
I will bend you over my knee and give you a big whack!!'

I need a trade,
Because the way I'm feeling
Soon I will be heading for an early
Grave.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* (65.147.241.25) -- Tuesday, August 10 2004, 12:08 am

Ben, this hit close to home..

boy do i know what is expressed,in these words you share... working 16 hr. shifts for 10 years 7 days a week ,keeps one away from the important things in life.my two hardly saw a glimpse of me, except long enough for me to take them to school and pick them up only to get lost to sleep and back to work again..( no life except always managed to make time to attend mass every sat.that was my # one ) took a toll of me i finally cut back the start of this year only to complicate life..heh...having and loving our kids ia a sacrafice we all are willing to pay no matter how old they are..this was a great read sorry for such a long comment..i stopped myself before it went into a book haha..HUGS/LOVE
Ben Franklin (80.6.138.109) -- Tuesday, August 10 2004, 04:40 pm

Terrie*

Terrie* you worked 7days aw week!!? I admire anyone who does that,thanks for your kind comment! -Ben x
Terrie* (65.148.208.2) -- Tuesday, August 10 2004, 05:59 pm

Ben, love made me do it...

yeap 7/16 for 10 years...thinkin' 'bout doing it all over again , since their both grown up(avoiding empty nest syndrome haha) had to in order to survive and support my 2 kids and i , my husbands death was my wake up call...thank you..when you have kids thats what you do...HUGS/LOVE
 
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