Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Poets' Rally Week 53 Perfect Poet Award

Hey, it's really a pleasant surprise to be nominated for this Perfect Poet Award. Thank you, Ava, for this gem.

I am posting a poem from my NaPoWriMo exercise this year, in accepting the award. I hope you will enjoy it. :)

coffeeshop, one morning in march 2011

the cleaner
rubs my table
with a greasy rag.

i do not know
where to rest
my cup of tea.

he looks at me
and smiles.
i thank him.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2011

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Anonymous Ravenblack said...

This acceptance poem is truly awesome. That rag cleans all the tables, spreading germs all over equally! (I bet people obsessed about clean would be truly horrified!) :D Yet you know the guy is working the best he can. Simple write, filled with appreciation for another person. Really like that.

12 October, 2011 07:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


hahaha! i like that, spreading germs all over equally! i think this is quite a common sight at our eateries, especially those that are heavily patronised. i do empathise with these people, what they are doing is quite a thankless job.

i am glad that you can relate to it, and see the humour in this piece. (not sure humour is the right word, maybe pathos, but anyway..) :)

12 October, 2011 19:01  
Anonymous pure2core said...

Amazing write...Brilliantly presented ones...Thanks for share friend..

22 October, 2011 00:32  
Blogger Maggie Patti Barbara Frankford-Walton said...

well deserved award, thanks.

join poets rally week 54 if you did not yet, Happy Friday.

22 October, 2011 01:18  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thanks for the visit and kind words. :)


thanks for the award!

22 October, 2011 13:56  

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