For most of us, at least in those countries where Christmas is observed as a holiday, today is a day of family and gift-giving, a day off from work, of singing and worship and memories of Christmases past.
For some of us, it’s a day of work. And today we at Tweetspeak Poetry would like to recognize and honor those who are working today for the rest of us.
For the soldiers stationed overseas and at home.
For the doctors and nurses and hospital technicians who are tending the sick, delivering babies, and performing emergency operations. For the EMTs who sit in their vehicles, waiting for the call.
For the men and women of our police and fire departments – we hope your day at work is boring and uneventful.
For our border guards and Coast Guard who patrol and process visitors through today.
For the pilots and flight attendants who work the skies today. And the ticket agents, baggage handlers and security people who are working the ground today.
For the hotel clerks, housekeepers and restaurant workers who keep their establishments operating.
For the pharmacists and drugstore workers who are there to dispense needed medicines.
For the truck drivers on the road, and the restaurants who serve them and other travelers.
For the city, country and state roads and highways departments, who watch the weather and prepare for snow.
For the people who sell us tickets, popcorn, and sodas (and Raisinets!) and run projectors so we can watch the newest movie blockbusters.
For the journalists and cameramen and women who are working to produce the news and make sure we have a newspaper on the lawn tomorrow morning.
For the pastors and priests, choirs and musicians who lead worship services today.
For all of you, and so many more, you who are bringing us the poetry of your work today, we thank you.
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