A million no-ones

A million no-ones

A Poem by Nigel Newman

Hopefully a self explanatory reminder to us all to be kind to EVERYONE we interact with and not just those whom we deem to 'matter'.


I clear your Restaurant table

I sweep your Bathroom floor

I serve you at the Supermart

Deliver to your door

I am a million no-ones

A face you just don’t see

I’m Martha, I am Soledad

I’m Jovetich, I’m me

I’ll drive you to the station

I’ll take your pulse today

I’ll help your child across the road

I’ll take your trash away

Maybe I’m in hi-vis

A tunic or a van

I’m Martin, Ibrahimovic

I’m Krishan, I’m a man

In my dreams we taken-for-granted storm the Pearly Gates

While s****y city gamblers slip beneath the streets’ grey grates

In my dreams we never thanked are knighted, raised on high

While you each day who walk away will look me in the eye

And no longer deny

You are no more than I

© 2017 Nigel Newman

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Beautifully penned! I have had this thought you convey. I tend to and enjoy falling in love with everyone I meet (at least in the capacity we find ourselves in). In the hospital, where I just stayed, they found me pleasantly unusual! lol. Loved your piece, Nigel. I.I.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Isabella for reading and commenting on 6 of my pieces. On this one, yes, it's nic.. read more
Isabella Ivy

1 Year Ago

I get it ;)
Jesus hung out with the poor and downtrodden. So did Gandhi and Mother Teresa. Countless other saintly figures did, too. A ladder without bottom rungs is useless. No one man or woman on this earth is superior to another. These words you've written are true and important.

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Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Sam thanks. I guess at school as a kid you'd all have had autograph books like we did. My book was.. read more
love the concept in this piece Nigel! I like the structure as well. The last lines are my favorite. You've touched on such an important social issue. I can see a ton of potential behind the topic you're scratching at here --I think perhaps that is what you meant by "still pretty rough draft" ? This is a revolutionary and empowering idea that can definitely been explored further!
Great writing, friend!

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Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Thanks Marie. And you know what? I find that I tend to like people who do speak to a wide range of.. read more
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I think it's roughness just plays into it's meaning. I know who you are ...but in your own self absorbed worlds, you do not see me.....but what are you if we do not play into your day?
Beautiful examination !

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Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the feedback. I think in hindsight I agree with you - no more editing or tweaking - it's.. read more
My parents taught me to be as kind to the janitor as I was to the principal of the school...one of life's most important lessons I believe. Your rhyming and rhythm in this one is flawless and the message is clear....no man...or woman...is better than another. We all are important....and we all count. I liked this a lot. Lydi**

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Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Thanks Lydia. I could do better, but nobody's perfect. My weak area is people who stand on the pave.. read more
i love this because my philosophy has always been that each person is important in his or her own right...each person has a job to do that benefits all of society in some way...we are all necessary.

nicely expressed here.


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Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Thanks Jacob. I used to work for a large management consulting firm, and the experienced folk would.. read more

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Added on February 26, 2017
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Nigel Newman

Bristol, United Kingdom

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