Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

My Colleague Annette


I’ll never forget how my new colleague
Annette came to my rescue when the
boss told me to move heavy boxes to
make space for more dictionaries

Annette saw my confusion, immediately
applied her pragmatic wisdom to help me
carry out the instruction, though my boss
derided my inadequacy in manual jobs

Though they laughed at my awkward attempts
to stack books in a box, the kind courtesy of
Annette shall always be in my memory - to
be carried forever where my spirit roams…

[10 January 2014]

Submitted: Friday, January 10, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014

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  • Khairul Ahsan (1/10/2014 12:23:00 PM)

    Through this poem, kindness of a colleague has been gratefully acknowledged, which is very nice for a reader to know and perhaps emulate. (Report) Reply

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