The Man Read Count : 14

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I've always worked harder than any other man longer hours every day till nobody other than me could stand
In the end after all those years what did it get me two heart attacks no teeth and two eyes that can barely see
I’m an old man but I can still out work thee any day or night I will show you who I am to be
I have been the best but now they think I'm old and just a piece of trash to the man who has to pay all the cash
He can buy a machine that will worked harder than any 10 men with pick and iron can
Since the man is all about the money and he who can do it the best I challenged the man and his machine to a test
If I am to save all my friends in town and all around that would be fired I got to beat this machine into the ground
Mu friends can be hired back twice the fee I’m an old man but I can still out work thee
That vicious cold hunk of steel that entered this town Has no heart no feeling and needs to be brought down
So I got my heaviest hammer that no other man can lift and went to see the man walked over to him and he was dressed in a suit but he offered me his hand
I'm an old man but I can still out work thee I won't give that machine a chance to gain on me
I beat it down and eat my cake I'm a tiger and I'm faster quicker meaner smarter than any machine that man can make
When the race is over take a look at that piece of junk You will only read about it in a book or magazine as you lay in your bunk
I'm an old man but I can still out work thee I can hit harder and strike faster than any machine made by man wait and see
Now here I am atop a piece of granite older than sin I am still the strongest man that ever lived too bad I don't have no kin
The whistle blew and my hammer started hitting the steel Faster and faster I slammed my hammer down to get a better feel
I'm an old man but I can still out work thee the machine began to get a lead But I went to the two arm swing to get a better read
Before you know it I was back ahead hitting my hammer as hard as I ever had before I was sending that machine back to bed
My hammer sent chunks of rock into the air  I’m an old man but I can still out work thee and that machine will not be spared
Never again did I even looked back to see if the machine was gaining on me I was ahead by over hundred feet for all to see
For when the bell was rung I was sweaty and wet I beat the man and his machine and won his bet
I'm an old man but I can still out work thee I'm the best the strongest the fastest man that ever will be
I beat a machine that everyone said could not be done well I proved them all wrong and I won
I never quit I give it all I got till I can't stand my name is John Henry and I am  the man



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  • I hope I gave you five star, this poem or saying I really felt. An that it’s weird using a IPhone with this app, ab I rated you five, an my rating should say five ab keep it up;)

    Sep 29, 2020

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