The Poetry of Brian Langley
Volunteering can be very hard work -
it can also be a very rewarding experience,
boosting your self-image as well as providing a service to others
Who is on YOUR list of heroes?
Some sportsman who’s out there to win?
Or actors you see in the movies?
Or a model with unblemished skin?
Perhaps it’s our nation’s prime movers
The wheelers and dealers of note
The people who manage big business
The ones that the journalists quote
Or maybe you’re more academic
And teachers are whom you admire
Who, when they perform in the classroom
Our children they hope to inspire.
Are your heroes our doctors and nurses
Performing with consummate ease
Operations that keep us from dying
Or finding a cure for disease
Are soldiers and sailors your heroes?
Or pilots who fly through the air
Do you think as you watch them on telly
You also would like to be there.
The coppers who apprehend villains
Are you moved by the deeds that they do?
Are they there on your list of heroes
Those people that YOU call “True Blue”
Read the entire poem, all eleven verses in my booklet, "Driving in the Outback"
© Brian Langley May 12 2009
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