No Matter How you Define Austere

Spent 35 years

Working for the man

Paid for an education and for the family

So I do what I can

The frustration with an employer

Politics and corruption at large

We stay on task

Despite our motives to discharge

Made some mistakes

And when I fell

I got back up

I did not say farewell

It’s not how many times you get knocked down

But only about the times you get back up

Cool hand Luke against Dragline

Never stayed down and never gave up

The fortitude of our endeavor

Tends to pay off after time well spent

Throughout our trials

And throughout our discontent

In the wake of our challenges

There is wisdom to persevere

Your faith will be tested

No matter how you define austere

DCG