This England (unsung heroes)

by CJ Maleney   Dec 26, 2017


In this green and pleasant land
Where men of honour take their stand
They rise each day they work and toil
They reap reward from dirt and soil

Not warriors to hold knife or gun
But to toil away come rain or sun
The sweat will glisten on their skin
They rise just as the day begins

No weapons for them to grip or feel
But plow and spade and crop to yield
They work so hard, well into dark
To fill this nations stomachs and hearts

They will never ask for your thanks or praise
But they nourished us from our first days
These men of honour you will never know
But because of them this nation grows

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  • 5 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    When I read this I think of our local sugarcane workers here. Yes, working in the fields is really hard work and they are paid only around $2 a day. They are our unsung heroes as our sugar industry wouldn't survive without them. Great poem.

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      It's crazy to think that in this day and age people are working for so little, while the owners of these companies are worth millions.

  • 5 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    True hero's and hard labor. Fantastic write. All the best

  • 5 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Unsung heroes indeed Craig! Fab, flowing poem :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you mad cat lady lol x

  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, a wonderful tribute to all the farmers of this world. My uncle had a farm, it's a hard life with very little time for relaxing. Well done with this-

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      A hard life indeed, and not one I would like to live. Yet for the most part they are happy.

      Up with the birds and often to sleep long after. Yeah they can make a bloody good living, but their down time is minimal.

      Oh and oh my god the smell lol.

      Thanks Bren, hope ya'll had an amazing Crimbo time.

      Craig

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Excellent poem, Craig. My only suggestion would be to change 'They work so hard well into the dark' to 'They work so hard, well into dark.' It still makes sense but by dropping the 'the' I feel it flows a little more smoothly there. Apart from that, the rhyming is effortless.

    All the best and a very happy Christmas to you,

    Ben

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Merry Christmas to you and yours too dude,

      Have adjusted as per your suggestion. It was a very quick write so I never really scanned it properly

      Regards

      Craig

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