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The Cleaning Lady


Hers is a rather arduous and poorly paid chore
She cleans the factory, the library, the department store
The cleaning lady is dependable
Her name could be Joan, Phyllis or Mabel
She’s been scrubbin’, polishin’ and moppin for years now
Hers is an unrecognised labour ‘though
She’ll still be makin’ buildings sparklin’ clean when she’s old
If they gave medals to unsung heroines – hers would be gold!
Mister, next time you step over her bucket at the bank
To start a day’s toil, remember you owe her a debt of thanks
For where would this world be
without its cleaning ladies…