Tuesday, October 30, 2012

If You Can Read This, Thank A Bureaucrat

The cops and firemen are heroes, yes,
The paramedics, and the power crews,
The folks who man the pumps -- we cannot guess
How many we will need of those. The news
Is full of people working to bring back
The world we knew. But let us not forget
The heroes stuck behind the desks. You crack
Your jokes about them, but without them, bet
Those cops would have their cars? The ambulance
Would have its bandages and stretchers? Would
The pumpers have the maps? I have a chance
Right here to thank the people who do good
Behind the scenes, who budget, plan, all that
Can only happen with a bureaucrat.


  1. Nice poem - having met many staff who keep institutions and big organizations running and are not as valued, I agree with this.

  2. I really enjoyed this one; the subject is unique (at least I haven't read it anywhere else), and it is a point worth the making. I think it belongs in your book; perhaps in a second volume?



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