The Fuel of the World

I see them marching off to work,
encouragement clutched in hand,
their symbol of endurance grasped,
like a runner with the Olympic torch.

No dawdling gait, but at a brisk walk,
drones scurrying off to drudgery,
from plastic, cardboard, or thermos cup
sip quickly now – no time for talk.

A staple of the working day,
the fuel that runs the world,
the brown, crushed beans of sustenance,
– make mine a large latte!

© ceenoa

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2 thoughts on “The Fuel of the World

  1. ChristineR 11/12/2014 / 2:18 pm

    I was pleased when i found out that coffee is beneficial for my liver. Wonderful imagery in your poem, Claudette.

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    • Claudette 11/12/2014 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Christine. it’s surely a good way to start the morning 🙂

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