My Poem: ‘We Are The People’ Now on line at Poetry Pacific.

“I have never taken a bus in my life—they’re gross.”  Ivanka Trump

We Are The People

On the bus
The vast majority of us
Stand next to others we don’t know
Strange faces . . . colors, smells, beliefs
The other people
Crowded on a pre-dawn morning
On our way to work
Then home again—and maybe later
Two days off
Or not.

We have known dismal, late night rides . . . almost alone
Or waiting for the next one coming by
We do this almost second thought
Simple necessity of life and|
Lack of money, chauffeurs, maids
We are the maids, chauffeurs
Blue and white collars
Making world go round
Clean up the mess—pay taxes
Fight the wars
For those
Who never stood beside us.

So it goes.

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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5 Responses to My Poem: ‘We Are The People’ Now on line at Poetry Pacific.

  1. Sue Pace says:

    That is wonderful!!! Congratulations! And your poem says it all.

  2. Katherine says:

    I like this.Being disabled I’d like a car but have no money and can’t see very well…..I like to meet people on the bus…now we are all at home…. but we have neighbours like ourselves
    Have a cup of tea tomorrow at 4 pm.We will all be at our front doors remembering not just the soldiers but the millions of civilians,gay men,Jews including unborn babies, dead by a mad War needed because of the First World War.That one was started by crazed politicians and others, broke up Empires ,led to devastation of the Middle East and the current horrors
    May we all embrace tomorrow.We are here.

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