Very Important Persons

We often ignore them -- the schoolteacher, waitress,
the clerk at the store where we shop;
the truckers delivering food for our shelves
and the farmers who planted the crop.

  The all-weather workers like garbage collectors
disposing of waste we discard;
police personnel and the medics on call,
and the fire crews standing on guard.

  Our staunch volunteers who extend helping hands
as they reach to help others along;
responsible parents protecting their children,
ensuring their future is strong.

From offices, kitchens and factory rows
emerge names we are honored to view:
the listing of Persons so Very Important. . .
(Look closely, the list includes you!)




© Laryalee Fraser





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