George Dudley


To Work


Back and forth, to and fro,
painted metal, wheeled to go.
Safely strapped in plastic sound,
inch-by-inch consuming ground.

Shiny products on a course
to concrete hill and grey concourse.
Built for speed but tortoise paced,
'Rush-houred'? 'Rat-raced'?

Selling life to pay the rent,
we ponder not on what is meant.
Where and when and how and why
did our freedom we deny?

Submitted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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This poem was born one morning when I wash trying to cross a busy but jammed road in London.

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