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The Bus in Bay 6

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The Bus in Bay 6

Of bus stations I have known, this is by far the worst
A post Victorian folly that's a post Victorian curse.

A waiting room that's cold and dark a room ground down with grime
A fire bricked up no form of heat a floor all wet with slime.

A tiny little bus station behind the old town hall,
Six tiny little bus stands beside a red brick wall.

Built for smaller busses to host sightseeing tours,
For transport to the seaside or the rugged northern moors.

Congestion in the timetable brings many busses in,
To squeeze into the bus station like sardines in a tin.

December winds are blowing hard bring snow in from the north
The crowds just praying for their bus so they can sally forth.

The "Counties" bus at bus stand six is driver-less once more,
It's passengers stand huddled up outside the tight shut door.

The wind still blows the snow gets deep and piles up in the gutter,
The bus can't move the drivers lost the crowd are in a flutter.

At long long last a "rep" appears his clip board boldly waving,
All services canceled for the day it's time to hit the paving.

All services canceled can't get to work I'm wasting my time remaining,
For an act of God is an act of God and there's really no point in complaining.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:51:00 AM

    Love your "post Victorian curse." There are a number of colleges with the post Victorian curse. I won't name my alma mater, but while walking on the second floor you hoped the floor boards would not cave. I like small towns, but not the kind you describe. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:30:00 PM

    Peter, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA"

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 5:37:00 PM

    A very fun and enjoyable read. Thanks

    Brown Avatar Peter Brown Date: 2/4/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comments they are much appreciated.
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Peter, it's not the first time you write poems. - You are an experienced writer. - Very, very clever!!!!!! - - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure to share your poems here with us. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Brown Avatar Peter Brown Date: 2/4/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sadly this is my first attempt at poetry, I should have done it sooner; I suppose 35 years of writing plans, reports and analyses help a bit.
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:46:00 PM

    That was so well written. What a funny way to finish a frustrating day.

    Brown Avatar Peter Brown Date: 2/4/2013 12:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind comments
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:34:00 PM

    I like this little gem. I can hear a bit of cockney in that.

    Brown Avatar Peter Brown Date: 2/4/2013 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Robert, thanks for commenting I'm glad you liked it. You said "I can hear a bit of cockney in that......" so I've got to confess, more than a little but not quite all; next to Highbury Stadium so I won't tell you what football team I support :-)