The Porter [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

The Porter

I’d like to be a porter, and always on the run,
Calling out, “Stand aside!” and asking leave of none,
Shoving trucks on people’s toes, and having splendid fun;
Slamming all the carriage doors and locking every one —
And, when they asked to be let in, I’d say, “It can’t be done.”
But I wouldn’t be a porter if . . . .
The luggage weighed a ton.

Would you?

C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 93

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