Shaun Charles

Shaun Charles was a trailer park kid

He was nine years old, it was early

when his life hit the skids

Had his first and last taste of gin at the age of ten

His daddy was tempted to whip him black & blue

as soon as he knew, but

Shaun scolded him, said: “Daddy, I just learned it from you”

That broke the old man’s heart in two

He fell down on his knees, his tears they fell like rain

He told Shaun “Just throw it away, I’ll never touch a drop again,

can I get the same promise from you?”

He said “Yes”….and they both kept the promise too

By:J.N.R Dutton

Author: J.N.R Dutton

Husband, father,poet,and all around creative soul.

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