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A Poem by D S Rollins

Experience on the London transport..


I sit down on the crammed tube


Feeling like a tuna fish


The echoing of their coughs


My neck feels like an ice cube



I stare at the yellow poles


Knowing the deposits of people's coughs and germs


are smeared all over


Great, my face in someone's mole



The tube doors open,


I'm free from the entrapment of my body


They flood out like a raging waterfall


I can hear that guys nose is really snotty



The tube doors slam shut


A gentleman in a suit runs for it


Gets his briefcase stuck


And yells, 'Mother f***ing git!'



What a typical Brit.



Rows and rows of people,


Are a lined in the blue patterned chairs


I look at one of them, and wow what a stare.



A woman with long brown hair is dozing


Bobbing up and down


I can't help but giggle


I see a man next to her frown.



My stop is approaching,


I take one quick look at the tube map


The last thing I hear is:


'Please mind the gap'

© 2011 D S Rollins

Author's Note

D S Rollins
I have to commute everywhere, (being car deprived) so my experiences on public transport in the UK!
Tube- equivalent to the subway

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Don't get me started on our tube system!!!!! so frustrating! haha this poem is good though - a nice infusion of humour here and there helps it flow nicely!

Posted 10 Years Ago

XD Nicely done, I hate the tube! You got some good comedy references in there I'm sure a lot of people can relate to

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on January 10, 2011
Last Updated on January 10, 2011
Tags: transport, London, life, people, experiences


D S Rollins
D S Rollins

London, United Kingdom

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A Poem by D S Rollins