A Trip to Paris

A Trip to Paris

A Poem by Elton Camp

There are too many foreigners.


A Trip to Paris


By Elton Camp


On the shuttle bus from de Gaulle airport

Is the first thing candor requires to report


Body odor was no doubt that horrible smell

In the city we could often detect urine as well


Seeing the French with their dogs was a delight

But their manure littering the sidewalks is a sight


But when nature calls for the humans it’s a mess

They clean their toilets once in a while, I guess


Another strange thing about toilets that I must say

If you want to use them, then be prepared to pay


And the car drivers are just as reckless as can be

Besides that, many obnoxious scooters you see


Scooters often go the wrong way down the street

And even on sidewalks you are likely them to meet


But the main thing that really makes me quite mad

Some don’t speak English and others only very bad



© 2011 Elton Camp

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Added on June 12, 2011
Last Updated on June 12, 2011
Tags: Paris, smells, dogs, traffic, toilets, scooters, French


Elton Camp
Elton Camp

Russellville, AL

I am retired from college teaching/administration and writing as a hobby. My only "publications" are a weekly column in our local newspaper. Most of my writing is prose, but I do produce some "poetr.. more..