Darling Henry – Theme Friday

Henry was a darling

a quiet, gentle man

Who never rose his voice

and always lent a hand

He worked his job

for thirty years

Never missed a day

Always with a smile

and a kind word to say

He paid his taxes every year

and glady did his ‘part’

And let his son go off to war

although it broke his heart

He mowed his lawn

and swept his walk

with great care and pride

Never grumbling about grafitti

he used the whitewash to hide

He voted in elections

ever faithful to his party

Believing that the promised change

would make his country hearty

And then the pinkslip came

Henry was no longer needed

Outsourcing – the solution

to which his bosses heeded

And oh yes, by the way

the pension plan was bleeded

And in the dark his son returned

from the ravages of war

But Henry didn’t recognize

the boy he once adored

The market crashed -housing fell

bail outs left and right

And in his heart he wondered

When he’d lost his sight

But suddenly his eyes were opened

and shock rang through and through

and no one had to tell him

what suddenly he knew

And Henry’s still a darling

a lovely gentle man

who raises his voice proudly

to get a better plan

For Henry won’t surrender

his country without a fight

because my dear friends

our Henry’s seen the light

copyright 2010

Christine and Henry

Clancy Jane and Henry

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4 thoughts on “Darling Henry – Theme Friday

  1. I so much like the inclusion of that particular photograph– determined face, prayerful hands. I can see this Henry standing up.

    Yes, I think there are a lot of Henrys standing up these days. Hooray for us.

    Annie

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  2. Love the poem and the sentiment. My husband’s name if Henry(Hank) and as I read it, sounded like it could be about him. Thanks

    Hey Sally,
    Well, I swear I’ve never met Hank – but he must be a swell guy. 😉 Thanks for reading.

    WC

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