Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Round and round the London Underground


Round and round the London Underground
Interrupted by the braking screeching sounds
Round and round the circle line

The London underground
With its stops is an elongated list
Drunks battle in tunnels with open fists
Hidden somewhere is a network of CCTV Cameras
Recording your every move from afar
Watch out for the picker-pockets, I insist
They swindle even the most experienced tourist

Inside the trains, shine disoriented faces
Bodies usually squeezed into tight spaces
'Please stand clear of the door'
It is an advice not yet a law

Stations by station, trains pass by
Stuck in a tunnel, let out a sigh
Train timetables from my perception
Is regularity, and a common deception

Round and round the London Underground
Interrupted by the braking screeching sounds
Round and round the circle line

Bored, read the metro
It is free, when displayed on show
For those who know
Where to go
Plan your alternative routes
Prepare for train strikes and disputes
Check out the cancellation signs
May your journey be divine!

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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  • Declan McHenry (11/30/2005 5:23:00 PM)

    Will this be 'A Poem on the Underground? ' A good poem indeed. Kind regards - A Northern Line veteran. (Report) Reply

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