Written for Unite and published in their Bread and Roses anthology.
Credit to Karen at the wheel of the bus.
First familiar face.
The merry spirit of our morn commute;
inspiring smiles beyond the route.
Gratitude for Gregor; escalator engineer.
for the flow of folk.
The unsung hero of our rise to work
lifting financier, retailer, admin clerk.
A bow to Brendan, our train trolley dolly.
Light on the line.
The welcome treat passing through the aisle
with a wink, a joke, no change and a smile.
Praise for Patricia, mental health nurse.
Doing for others what others cannot.
Selflessly bettering the nation’s lot.
A tribute for Tony, assembly plant technician.
Cup ‘o’ tea. Competent.
Producing, as efficiently as he is able.
Bringing investment to the country’s table.
Appreciation for us, the extra-ordinary.
The pillars. The Props.
The buck as it stops.
Other poems by The Word Dog