Monday, June 17, 2013

Blue-collar Heroes (a re-post)



Blue-collar brave-heart
He’s got no medals
No badges on his
Coat-sleeve or lapel
Working class warrior
Seeking no glory
Fighting life’s battle
And doing it well

Obscure battalion
Work-force deployment
Picks up the armor
Of shovel or cart
Low-dollar hero
Invisible valor
Witnessed by He
Who sees into the heart

Courageous convoy
Gallant and glorious
Punching the clock
While nobody applauds
Silently sacrificing
Over and over
And over again because
This is love

Blue-collar brave-heart
He’s got no medals
No badges on his
Shirt-sleeve or lapel
Working class warrior
Seeking no glory
Fighting life’s battle
And doing it well

© Janet Martin

Thank-you to all you blue-collar heroes, wherever in the world you are
Thank-you for coming home tired and still playing with your kids.
Thank-you for not telling them how to live, but showing them.
Thank-you for remembering that what is spoken is soon forgotten but what is done is long-remembered.
Thank-you for giving even when life takes more than it seems you have...
Thank-you for being brave without medals, honest without awards, and diligent without applause.
Thank-you Daddies!
...and don't give up.

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