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Loudmouth on the Train

The train was packed; I had a seat.
I read my magazine.
The car was fairly quiet,
Though you’d never say serene.

Still, I was in the middle of
A story quite engrossing,
When someone with the biggest mouth
Began with his verbosing.

He made up songs with lyrics lame
And he was so annoying
That every sentence that I read
Turned bothersome and cloying.

I couldn’t tune him out and then
Of course, he asked for money,
Apologizing to the folks
Who didn’t find him funny.

I wish someone had shut him up
But on and on he yapped.
He had the perfect audience – 
For all of us were trapped.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Too bad you had to put up with it, but you did a superb job of making the situation light and funny. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:37:00 PM
    one time on a train in NJ, my friend had invited me to visit her. WE talked the whole trip and I could tell the woman in front of us was very angry but my friend would not shut up. When we got off the train the stranger said something really rude to us for bothering her with our converstation. I can't remember it now but we just laughed. (though I felt embarrassed!!)

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:36:00 PM
    hahaha, you always slay it!!!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:37:00 PM
    When I was in Italy taking a train to Ancient Ostia a guy was playing classical guitar, I was so happy to be part of a captive audience, one of the highlights of the trip. Mind you this guy unlike yours was very talented.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:43:00 AM
    I can just imagine him in my mind. Too bad, Ilene that you had to put up with the guy. You are right. He had the perfect audience - captive :) Enjoyed!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:47:00 AM
    I can see and hear him ........ well written Ilene. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work!--Lori

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Must have been unbearable! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:04:00 PM
    I can just picture this nut job. Great description.