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Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Daily Life | 1 comment

Poem: Morning Train

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Monday morning commuters

Rushing to work

Station track station track

Station track station track

Whistle

The Boss in his button-popping overcoat

Sweating and regretting

Last night

Station track station track

Station track station track

Miss Wilson tottering

Heels too high

High enough to raise his blood pressure

And her salary

Station track station track

Station track station track

Kevin wishing he was still in bed

Safe in the arms of his lover

Not carriage-crushed

Forced to breathe air

Already used

Station track station track

Station track station track

Mrs Jean Bradshaw

Respectable in best tweed and pearls

The doctor’s diagnosis

Close to her heart

Stepping quietly onto the sleepers

Station track station track

Station track station track

Stop

Passengers whining about the delay

Being late is not an option

Needing to reach the terminal

But Mrs Jean Bradshaw

Has reached the end of the line

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Lucy Murray gave up running a successful Mobile Zoo business to be a full-time carer for her husband, who is ill, and her daughter who has Down’s syndrome. She is currently attempting to complete 50 wacky challenges before her 50th birthday. You can find out more at www.50by50.co.uk

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1 Comment

  1. I like the way the station track station track bit sounds like the train going along. Also the differences between the people make them believable. I felt sad the lady on the track was just an inconvenience to the other passengers.

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