The Bus Driver – Author Laura Marie Clark


A smile is a universal message.

He knew almost no English –

“Beer” the exception to the rule –

But his expressions told his story


In the morning, seated outside work

With a can in one hand, smoking as though

Intent to defeat some world record,

He greeted us all in the same way


“Beer!” his cry, pitched with a grin

As merry as could be; who knew

Despite the language barriers,

He could be such great company?


Never did I see him without that wily

Look. He wore his grin dusk ’til dawn –

Though those of us who preferred

Sober bus drivers remained cautious.


© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book “City Of The World”

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.

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