Apr
12

FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE

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Fighting For His Life

IHOP waiter, first day on the job
Taking orders while fighting for his life.

With trembling hands he writes,
And smiles while fighting for his life.

Left forearm displays gang tattoo
He’s now fighting for his life.

Jail tattoo on right forearm betrayed efforts
For redemption while fighting for his life.

Mixed up orders at adjacent table brought
Complaints as he was fighting for his life.

Manager called and warned him
He was fighting for his life.

Amidst the strife he flashed a smile
And continues fighting for his life.

Adjacent table shouted “Hey! Where’s our toast?”
Our tattooed waiter continues fighting for his life.

He whispers “Excuse me I’ll be right back.”
And nervously continues fighting for his life.

“Hey! we need more jam here!” neighbor table
Shouts and waiter continues fighting for his life.

Jam delivered. Waiter returns and with trembling
Fingers writes our order while fighting for his life.

Adjacent table said “This place sucks.”
And stiffed the waiter fighting for his life.

Order delivered with smile and stuttering hands
He continues fighting for child and wife.

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