Summer 1962 'The Time Of His Life

A twelve year old boy
  stands covered in ‘mud’

What the plasterers call
  cement

His Grandfather came
  and offered a job
 
For each hour,
  he’d pay fifty cents

The buckets were heavy,
  the scaffolding high

As he kept those mortar boards
  full

And at the end of that summer,
  more man than a boy

With new confidence
 —his future to cull

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on February 12, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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