We are those who are

Always first and last.

Ours is the task

To carry the burden far.


We give unfailingly;

While we meet all.

Challenge ourselves unceasingly;

Not waiting for the call.


Where are those we thought

Would be with us? Up front!

Lifting up the banner;

Journeying on; Rewards unsought.


Strength we all seek;

To keep us on our way.

A word; Some common sustenance;

A role; Simple; Day by day.


See how they bustle?

Waiting and watching; Patiently.

All bright the faces;

Wide smiles clouded occasionally!


Feb. 1991 © Will George.

Will George Poet