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He Had Worked Quite Enough For One Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He had worked quite enough for one day.
He’d a roof and warm clothes and some food,
and a wife and some children he’d not seen enough,
and a habit that did him no good.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 So, he’d stopped for a spell at the pub;
found some friends for some job decompression,
but he’d been home by seven with most of his pay
and a buzz to help ward off depression.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He had worked quite enough for one day;
earned the smiles, his reward when they’d see him.
With a hug and a kiss, they recalled what they’d missed,
as they vowed that someday they would be him.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He had worked quite enough for one day,
but he grew as he sat down for dinner
in his usual place: bowed his head, found some grace,
like a postgame when you’ve found a winner.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He had worked quite enough for one day,
but he saved the best part for the ending,
and they played in the park until just before dark,
as he mustered his poorest defending.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 He had worked quite enough for one day.
A man must make room for some football,
to play, or to watch with a pint, or some scotch.
Either way, one must say, it’s a good call.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 He had worked quite enough for one day.
There are more things to life than just gold,
Someday he’ll remember these times spent at home
with his family before they grew old.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He had worked quite enough for one day
He’ll be back here before nine tomorrow,
with the knowledge he’s blessed,
he can work like the rest,
and our time here’s just something we borrow.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/he-had-worked-quite-enough-for-one-day/