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Poem - The Shoeblack

The poem “The Shoeblack” was prompted by a cartoon of a shoe-shine working on an official-looking person’s boot. The poem comes in at seventy-two words.

The Shoeblack

The shoeblack is on the job
bending knee for gentlemen
first the comments about rain
or the lack of, all the same

disagreement may arise
no one knows what may fall
then the earl must convey
politics of the day

opine offered without regard
of lower classes’ principles
still a reply is required
a small offering to the lord

‘cooks are thought to be quite smart
unless the flood distracts the guards’.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181112.
Tags: humor, poem

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