christmas ’92 by Ben Burr

Ben Burr is my favorite poet ever (fact).  He is a featured author of two published works that you can buy at East Side Story … “The Nashville Poems” and “feeling nuthin but stoned.”

 

christmas ’92

the gift
of nothing
at six
years old
my daddy
worked hard
my momma
did too
but business
left town
only job
they knew
middle aged
and searching
the times
were hard
but love
was there
and strong
like faith
christmas eve
I dreamed
baby jesus
and I
were brothers
in suffering
and we
would be
the same
some day

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