Ode to Brown

Following is a List Poem from my Creative Writing class to pay homage to a familiar place. I have written about the employee parking lot at UPS where I work unloading semi trailers while going to school.

The parking lot is dark yet illuminated.

A variety of cars.

A variety of workers.

All come to share the work.

The same parking lot.

Individual people.

Young and old.

Struggling and successful.

Workers and managers.

Has-beens and potential.

Men and women.

Strong and weak.

Poor and wealthy.

Smart and eager.

Dull and discouraged.

Uniformed staff all look the same.

Ready to face the public.

To represent brown.

All brown with hints of gold.

Warehouse workers in thrift store garb,

A circus of personalities.

Not fit for public display.

Some look fancy in their best clothes,

Ready for clubbing.

Denying they are simply cogs in this machine.

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2 thoughts on “Ode to Brown

  1. A magnificent manifestation of emotions, thanks for sharing such a beautiful post! šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜ According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them. šŸ˜Š

  2. Felt like I was back on night shift, where I always felt there were two different worlds. One being day and the other night. Brought back feelings of what I liked about my job. Dealing with different personalities, seeing who has potential and strengthening the weak. Reading it brought back feelings of happiness, loneliness, and achievements. Nicely done!! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it…

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