Roger Clark

Rookie (12 June 1939 / Middlesbrough (Yorkshire))

Out Of Place - Poem by Roger Clark

You mop the messy floor
In the washroom
With dignity
Your hair well groomed
And neatly trimmed moustache
Just hints of silver
And an elegance
More suited
To a boardroom
Than a toilet
But your shoes
Are full of holes
And your eyes
Are full of tears

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

A migrant worker in Qatar retains some of his dignity even though he is now reduced to the most menial of jobs.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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