Wallace Dean LaBenne

Hard Times Token

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






The door is still broken
Walk into the crack
It's a hard-times token of the slack and lack

The cup is still broken
Sip on the best side
It's a hard-times token of the tide and pride

The link is still broken
Put away the rope
It's a hard-times token of the cope and hope

The toy is still broken
Find a new game
It's a hard-times token of the aim and lame

The plan is still broken
Get a better plot
It's a hard-times token of the blot and knot

The bus is still broken
Map another trip
It's a hard-times token of the scrip and quip

The oath is still broken
Trust a very few
It's a hard-times token of the skew and true

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