The common worker,
Coal miner, stockyard worker, bricklayer, steel worker, table waiter, grocer,
Fight for their share of their chance of a dream.
When they work long hours,
Dawn to dusk in the unjust surrounding of the city,
They come to work and provide,
Deserving the pay that comes handed over reluctantly,
In an environment where they cannot rise up.
The important job,
To stand up for the common worker,
And argue your way, fight your way
Through to the fair rights of the people.
Give them the chance,
See the chance through their souls,
Finding the way to show the world
The significance of the common worker:
Coal miner, stockyard worker, bricklayer, steel worker, table waiter, and grocer.
This piece was written in recognition of Labor Day.