New Years dishonoured list
we see them in all kinds of weather
the usual pin money earning male or female pensioner
staunchly holding the renowned sign mid road
watching over noisy nippers most times
holding hands with absolute rocks
that families build their futures on
commonly known as grandparents.
The yellow coated award-worthy symbol of defiance against old age
the guardian angel of the unmarked or zebra crossing
sincere safety Shepard of her young people flock
constant smile wearer
human dam of the traffic flow risking life and limb to be there
unsung heroes more than deserving of my metaphorical medals.