Haiku Journey

Short, long, summary of a life

Toiling… A work in progress

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Wash the dust and grime,

traces of a life of labor,

mining, farming, laying track,

tell me what you see then,

when you wash the dust and grime,

from my hands, from my face.
Straighten my bent, stooped back,

bent in a life of labor,

hauling coal, harvesting, toting rail,

let me look you in the eye,

when you straighten my bent, stooped back,

from a life of labor.
Open and loosen gnarled, misshapen hands,

grasping, clutching, in all weather,

pick, hoe, shovel, sledge, or hammer,

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Author: taohobo

A wondering wanderer who's traveled the world, found the love of his life, sleeps little, insatiably curious, living life...

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