Poetry by Jamie McKenzie

Ode to the working stiff

You and I
My friend
Are what they call
Or used to call
Working stiffs
Someone who follows orders
Does what they’re told
Rarely challenges authority
Keeps his head down
Marches forward
Asks no questions
And makes no suggestions
Earns minimum wage
Works long hours
More than one job
And struggles to make ends meet
Pay the bills
And have a life

We are living the dream
The great American Dream
Such as it is
It is what it is

© Jamie McKenzie, all rights reserved.

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