Truth to Self
by -M. Taggart
Get a job, you bum!
Daddy, why did you say that to that man?
He’s a bum. There’s a help wanted sign right over there.
But why did you say that to that man?
Because he’s a bum and needs a job.
Because he needs a job.
Why? What if he’s sick?
I don’t care! I work when I’m sick and you’ll work when you’re sick!
Read the entire poem here: ( I invite you to visit and comment )
Thank you to the wonderful author and editor Gabriela Marie Milton for selecting this piece.
ps, the little man in the photo is my son, Gavin 🙂 The conversation in the poem is fictional. Well, sort of, but that’s another story 😉 and had nothing to do with Gavin and I.
Cheers everyone and please be kind. Only cowards kick people when they’re down.