The following submission appeared in “We Are Newton: A Neighbourhood Anthology.” See here for more information about the project.
By: Norm Bain
To those who do this Centre serve,
Each in their own special way,
Whether in guise of a volunteer
Or those who require their pay.
They are the ones who give us care,
Dedicated as they may well be,
The tasks they perform without a flare
Are oft times hard to see.
Behind the scenes, their toil unsung,
They keep this Centre humming,
Our office staff who set the theme
Keep the fun and programs coming.
The kitchen staff, who man the stove,
Deserve a special mention.
No one left out to miss my praise
Is surely my intention.
But most of all to the volunteers,
Though their task be ever humble,
Please keep watch in your special place
Or this haven will surely crumble.